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Unions issue ultimatum to Borno over salaries, biometric exercise   


Borno  State Governor, Kashim Shettima

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) in Borno State have issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government over Ramat Polytechnic workers’ non-payment of salaries and biometric exercise for six months.
Chairman of the ASUP, Baba Shuwa Goni, and his SSANIP counterpart, Amos Goske, announced the ultimatum last Tuesday in Maiduguri.Goni said that the issuance of the ultimatum to the Borno State government was to ensure that justice take its natural course and to also compel the completion of the biometric data capture and payments of outstanding six months salaries of workers.
He said despite several attempts of the unions to resolve payment of salaries and biometric data exercise of members with the state government, has proved abortive with many workers yet to be paid and captured by the Biometric Capture Data Committee (BCDC).
“We wish to tell the whole world the hardship being encountered by our members during this trying time in the history of the nation,” said Gon.He said even the pledges made on the payment of salaries of workers that were captured are yet to be redeemed by Governor Kashim Shettima.
He said the future of members of the unions has been jeopardised, as the Secretary to the State Government and the Head of Service HOS) have severally refused to give audience in addressing the problems affecting workers.

“The state government is not sincere in addressing the biometric data capture that has forced many of our members to go without salaries for over six months.
“It seems to the unions that the state government has a sinister motive by subjecting our members to untold hardships,” said Goni.

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