Kogi University staff protest over IPPIS, N40bn sharing
Kogi University staff protest over IPPIS, N40bn sharing. Members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State, on Tuesday, launched into a peaceable protest, to herald the three-day warning strike discovery issued by Federal Government.
As early as 8 am, the placard-carrying college staff took over the gates and different areas on the Adankolo campus of the establishment.
In an announcement by the chairman, SSANU/Joint Action Committee, Uche Onyedi, the employees threatened an entire shutdown of the varsity within the occasion of failure by the federal government to implement the Memorandum of Understanding entered into by the events.
It learn, “You recall that the JAC of NASU and SSANU had a 14-days warning strike which began from midnight of 4th of October and ended on 12 midnight 18th of October, 2020.
“As a results of the warning strike by NASU/SSANU, an eight-point MoU was signed by JAC of SSANU and NASU on one hand, different stakeholders of the Federal Government however, on the occasion of the Federal Ministry of LaLolbour and Employment, Abuja, on the twentieth of October, 2020, during which a committee was constituted to take a look at our calls for with a view to mapping out methods of fixing them.
“Very sadly, the Federal Government reneged on its guarantees to implement the agreements contained within the MoU.
“You are conscious that there are obvious inconsistencies within the IPPIS cost platform, non-payment of allowances, non-payment of arrears of minimal wage consequential changes, delay in renegotiation of the 3009 agreements, very poor funding of state-owned universities, lack of visitation panels to universities for a really very long time, non-payment of retirement advantages.
“We are asking the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency implement the MoU now, to avoid closing down the university for another year.”