SENIOR Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU yesterday joined in the nation-wide strike organised by the Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.
Though, SSANU was in a capacity building workshop for its members and National Executive Council, NEC, meeting with the theme, “Trade union leadership skills in a challenging environs” at Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies, MINILS, Ilorin, Kwara state, the union said as an affiliate of the NLC it has to abide by the directives of the union.
National President of SSANU, Comrade Samson Ugwoke had before joining the strike said that workshop was geared towards equipping members with the required union solidarity and cohesion in the face of challenges.
Ugwoke who was represented by the Deputy President of SSANU, Comrade Moses Adeniyi-Aogo, further said that the capacity building workshop was to equip members more on how to improve their capacity for negotiation.
“The training will help members on how to maintain peace and order, to be current with labour leaders and capacity to survive in challenging situations.
SSANU considers training as a continuous process.” On joining the strike, SSANU noted that other unions in the universities including the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, have had peaceful solidarity on campuses.