Recall that at the meeting between the Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the Minister announced that the earned allowances for universities unions has been increased to N40 billion.
But the President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim, has called on the Federal government while addressing journalist pleaded that the government to ensure that the money passed through the Universities Councils which have the template of sharing formula.
He also warned the government to be “wary of any group or union that would present any payment platform apart from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, which is the one recognized by the government to curb corruption within the system.”
He also added that the Government has no business in sharing money to unions as universities were established through statute of law and each university has a governing council which is the employer of all workers and the highest policy making body of each university. He said the university administration through the registry and bursary units have the responsibility of knowing who should earn what and advised government to channel whatever amount they are giving properly through the Councils.