The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian
(SSANU) has decried what it termed deliberate
underfunding of the education sector by the
government, saying the allocation of N403 billion
to the sector in the 2016 Budget was grossly
The Association, in a communiqué at the end of
its National Executive Council Meeting , urged
President Muhammadu Buhari » to immediately
send a supplementary budget to the National
Assembly to take care of the short fall in the
budgetary allocation to the sector.
The communiqué signed by the National
President of the body, Comrade Samson Ugwoke,
described the allocation as disappointment and
far cry from the 26 percent UNESCO standard.
The Union said the allocation was extremely low
and cannot have any positive impact on the
educational sector, stressing that the allocation
to the education sector is grossly
disproportionate to the needs of the sector.
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It stressed “that many countries with less
incomes and population than Nigeria, place more
premium on budgetary allocations on education
and finds it ironic that a government that
promised to employ 500, 000 teachers can
devote so grossly meager sums to the
The union also reminded the government that
the renegotiation of the SSANU/FGN 2009
agreement was long over due, adding that the
continued delay will not be good for the
It faulted the delay in setting up a negotiation
committee, noting that this “ was not in the best
interest of peace in our universities”.
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