The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), according to Guardian News, has urged the Federal Government to expedite payment of its earned allowances.
According to Guardian, the members of the union, yesterday, wielded placards bearing ‘Government reinstate staff school teachers now’, ‘Government, pay us our earned allowances’, FGN, pay our N8bn earned allowances’, ‘SSANU says no to injustice over staff school’.
The National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Abdulsobru Salawu, while addressing men of the press after the union’s meeting in FUTA yesterday said that the nationwide strike was pertinent. He lamented that the FG reneged on the promises it made to the association last year, attributing it to the insensitivity of the political class.
“As at today, we have over 2000 staff that has been disengaged technically by the federal government on the account of an obnoxious circular that was released by the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission.
“Our re-negotiation with the Babalakin committee, we want to say that we are disappointed and hereby express our disenchantment with the pace of negotiation by the FG’s team.
“We have been inaugurated almost two years now and as we speak, no movement has been made; we have had series of meetings, and none of them has yielded any result; they refused to agree with it,” he revealed.
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