Prof. Yohanna Izam, Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University, Bokkos, has disclosed that the institution has commenced the payment of earned allowances of its staff whose claims have been verified.
Izam made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Bokkos.
The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the institution which comprises of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) had on July 25, 2019 embarked on strike over the non payment of the earned allowances.
“The process has commenced; we have gotten the critical endorsement of the Governing Council to implement these allowances for the staff. We have gone ahead to request staff to make submissions about claims that will be verified.
“The process of verification has been on, as a matter of fact, the management has made commitment to staff of the university across the unions to commence implementation. The list of staff and the verified amount due to them as per template that is relevant to us here has been submitted to all the unions.
“Some of the unions that have verified their claims have responded back to the management. As we speak today, we have already approved their payment and those unions whose claims have been verified have started getting their payments,” the VC stated.
Izam also made it known that the university’s management had observed that there were some few cases of computational errors, omissions and so on, on verified unions but however, assured that since the implementation is in process, the university would continue with the payment of the verified figures while those with issues would be taken care of subsequently.