Barely a few weeks after an industrial action, the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) University, Lapai, Niger State has again been shut following a seven-day warning strike declared on Monday by members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU).
The first strike was declared a month ago by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over unpaid allowances put at about N500 million.
However, five days ago, the state government entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ASUU on how to settle the debt before NASU began its own strike.
It is understood that NASU has had its issues with the state government over non-payment of allowances to its members, put at about N1.5 billion.
Following an emergency meeting it held on Monday, the non-academic staff then declared a seven-day warning strike over the non-settlement of their salaries and other allowances.
The Joint Action Committee Chairman (JAC), Malam Mustapha Abdulkhadir, said the unions had to go on strike due to the lukewarm attitude of government to their plight.
The industrial action could also paralyse the convocation activities of the university being planned for immediately after the Easter holidays.