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SSANU alleges sack of 106 varsity staffers, illegal employment in UNIABUJA


University of Abuja gate

University of Abuja gate

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has alleged that the Federal Government has sacked about 106 workers of University Staff schools in the country.

The union also said another fresh 76 members from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State are also on the waiting list of those slated to be shown the exit doors soon.

In the development, SSANU branch chairman of University of Abuja, Jude Nwabueze has accused the management of the university of embarking on recruitment of workers without recourse to due process.

Nwabueze, who called on members of association to rise up and challenge some of the abnormally perpetuated by the university management, said he had taken up the matter with the Federal Character Commission (FCC), which he alleged is yet to approve the employment.

He alleged that because the ‘illegal’ employees were not recognized by the government, the management had decided to cut short salaries of authentic staff to accommodate the newly recruited ones.

Speaking at the recently concluded SSANU’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the Michael Imoudu National Institute for a labour Studies, MINILS, Ilorin, Kwara State, the Deputy President of SSANU, Moses Adeniyi-Aogo, who represented the President of the association, Samson Ugwoke said that the staff of university staff school at the OAU are likely to be sacked next month (June) by the Federal Government.

Indeed, the Federal Government through the Salary Income and Wages Commission, had in 2015 directed Vice Chancellors of Federal Universities to delist names of workers of university staff schools from the government payroll latest December last year.

SSANU had protested the decision of government saying that it ran contrary to the agreement entered between government and the association and that the directive was discriminatory, as it did not affect police, army or navy schools.

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