UNILAG’s senior staffs threaten strike over half allowances

November 22, 2013 6:41 AM

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WorldStage Newsonline-- The Senior Staff Association of Universities (SSANU) of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has announced plans to down tools to protect partial payment of their allowances.

Chairman of the association, Comrade Adekola Adetomiwa said Thursday at a press conference in Lagos that the University management failed to pay full allowances despite that the Federal Government released N1.6b illion to the university for the purpose.

Adetomiwa said rather than paying them N360,000, the management paid N180,000 each and that members were given forms to fill in 2010 which was updated last year to justify their earned allowances which came to about N167,000.

Adetomiwa said the union had staged two protests to demand implementation without results, wondering why UNILAG was delaying when other universities have started making payment.

“There is an agreement signed with the union both at state and federal levels to improve the level of infrastructure in the universities and also the earned allowances which we have worked for , most state universities have been paying their own without any struggle since 2009”, he said.

“Based on personnel cost to the university, eventually it was reduced from N167billion to N150billion. University of Ibadan got N2.1billion, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta(FUNAAB) got N800million while Unilag got N1.6billion; and these institutions including UNIBEN have all paid their staff based on the amended templates.

Source: worldstagegroup.com

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