Both SSANU and NASU have claimed that the federal government has failed to keep its part of a signed agreement
Added to this, SSANU and NASU claimed other unresolved issues include the non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone staff members, arrogation of powers by teachers in the non-teaching units, the abandonment and poor funding of state universities by the federal government.
The unions lamented that the government has failed to keep to its own part of the agreement, hence their latest decision.
Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had said it might resume its suspended strike in February 2021 if the federal government fails to fulfill the promises it made to the lecturers. The national president of ASUU, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, made this known in Lagos shortly after the union suspended its nine-month-old strike. ASUU had in March begun a nationwide strike over the federal government’s insistence that lecturers must register for the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and other key issues.