Vice Chancellor orders security to break down gate locked by SSANU members in UNIJOS 

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Plateau State, Prof. Tanko Ishaya, ordered security to break open the gate of the university locked by protesting non-teaching staff members of the university. 

Non-teaching university staff, under the aegis of the Senior Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), began a one-week strike on Monday, March 18, over alleged unfair treatment and disparity in the payment of their salaries by the Nigerian Government.

On Monday morning, protesting staff members of the University of Jos locked the school gate with a padlock to ground academic activities in the school.

However, when the vice chancellor arrived at the institution with armed policemen, he did not let the locked gate stop him from gaining entrance.

As the protesting workers chanted solidarity songs, Ishaya’s security broke the gate to gain entrance into the school. The vice-chancellor then got back into his car and drove into campus.