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Five Inter-Varsity Centers Claim They Are Left Out Of Earned Allowances Disbursement

Mallam Adamu Adamu, Education Minister
Mallam Adamu Adamu, Education Minister

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions Nigeria French Language Village Branch has decried the omission of five inter-university centers from the disbursement of earned allowances to Federal institutions.

Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) Chairman in the institution, Mr. John Zannu, made the observation at a news conference in Badagry, Lagos.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), NASU had on October 15, 2018 commended the Federal Government for the approval of additional N8 billion for payment of “earned allowances” to non-teaching staff in universities.

Mr. Zannu said five inter-university centers which are under NASU were omitted from the disbursement of N23 billion in 2017 and the recently released N8 billion.

He appealed to the federal government to intervene on behalf of these centers on the recently released N8 billion earned allowance to federal institutions.

He listed the affected centers which include; Nigeria French Language Village, Badagry; National Mathematical Center, Abuja; National Institute of Nigeria Languages, Abia; Arabic Language Village, Borno and Nigeria Institute of Advance Legal Studies, University of Lagos.

“In 2017, the sum of N23 billion was released by the FG to ASUU for earned allowances to take care of the outstanding. ASUU took N19, billion and released N4 billion remaining to NASU to share. When the money was shared by NASU, none of the five centers benefited from the disbursement,” he stated.

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