The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions – Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU) – locked the UI gate, thus stalling academic activities in the campus.
According to him, other demands include the the appointment of SSANU members in the disciplinary committee of the trial of their members or when treating their case.
“UI management is using autocratic power to deal with our members,” he said.
Also speaking, NASU chairman, Mr Malachy Etim, said the indefinite strike was necessary, having exhausted all communication avenues without success.
He said:, “We had a meeting with UI management on Tuesday, and we told them our plights.
“The present management lacks the system of communicating with us.
“You will write two to four letters and none will be acknowledged, not to talk of responding to the issues raised”.
Mr Tunji Oladejo, UI Director of Communication, said the university management had met with the unions on the need to allow harmonious and peaceful cooperation on the campus and assured that their demands would be looked into.NAN)