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SSANU NASU strike: DSS arrest seven Unilorin staff.

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SSANU NASU strike: DSS arrest seven Unilorin staff.

Seven officials of the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) at the University of Ilorin were on Monday arrested in connection with the ongoing nation wide strike by non academic Staff of Universities.

The officials arrested by men of the Department of State Security (DSS) included the National Financial Secretary of SSANU, Com. M. J. Akanbi, Branch Secretary of SSANU, Com. T. M. Saheed, Branch Secretary of NASU, Com. Flourish Josephine, Kwara State Council, State Secretary of NASU, Com. Owoeye, Idris Alata, and Adejumo Olusola, Stake holders of NASU and SSANU respectively.

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According to SSANU Chairman, Olumayowa Oyedepo, “We commenced our Nation wide strike today, as usual we need to stop our members from going to the office. We went round the offices to check if our members are at work, we met 2 people that are not our members locked inside the Network Operating Centre (NOC) and after those guys came out of the room we discovered that they are not our members, so we handed them over to the school security.

“The industrial action started on a good note with total compliance by members until the DSS came to invite our Chairmen (SSANU & NASU) for questioning at their State Command Office at the instance of the University Management. The Chairmen obliged the invitation, had a robust discussion with the DSS operatives and had since returned back to their houses”, he said.

Oyedepo said that the DSS interrogated their members for about two hours before they were released.

SSANU NASU strike: DSS arrest seven Unilorin staff.

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