Strike: Kano varsity workers lament Kano government ’s refusal to pay entitlements 

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has called on the Kano state government to pay its members their entitlements, because life has become unbearable for the affected members in the midst of economic hardship in the country.

SSANU North- west zone said it is worried that the Kano state government is owing members of two state-owned universities’ entitlements ranging from promotion, hazard arrears, earned allowance as well as 2018 consequential adjustment on the minimum wage arrears. 

The union said the two universities being owed their entitlements are Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, (ADUSTECH) formally, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil and Yusuf Maitama Sule University (YUMSUK) formally, Northwest University, Kano. 

A statement by the union said at the end of its 6th Regular Executive Council Meeting, held at the Federal University Birnin Kebbi and signed by the national vice president, Comrade Aliyu Adamu and the zonal acting secretary, Comrade Hauwa Abdullahi Danbatta, stated that “it is surprising that Kano state government is yet to pay SSANU members at ADUSTECH, Wudil the 2021 and 2022 promotions arrears; hazard arrears; arrears of earned allowance as well as consequential adjustment on minimum wage arrears.”

The statement further stated that, “At YUMSUK, our members are yet to receive the outstanding six months consequential adjustment arrears. Even the palliative paid to civil servants in Kano state was not given to our members of the two state owned universities.”