FG to settle Non Academics Staff of Nigerian Universities
The federal government of Nigeria has made a promise to source for #8 billion in five weeks to pay the Joint Action Committee ( JAC ) of the Non Academics Staff Union of Nigeria Universities.
This statement was made at the resolution reached at a reconciliation meeting with the Non Academic staff in Abuja, Says Minister of Labour and Empowerment, Chris Ngige.
The Non Academics Staff Union is made of the Non Academics Staff Union of Universities ( NASU ), National Association of Acamics Technology ( NAAT ), Senior Staff Academics of Nigerian Universities ( SSANU ).
The resolution which was made was sign by the Minister of Labour and Empowerment, Chris Ngige and all the President of the unit that made up the Union; NAAT President, Sank Sulaiman, SSANU President Samson Ugwoke and minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah.
Ngige said part of the #8 billion the government is going to source for, Academic Staff Union Of Universities will have a share of it, University of Ilorin and University of Nigeria, Nsuka staff will also be paid out of the money.
The National Salaries Income and Wages Commission will also rework the December 15 call circular on University Staff Schools.
“This is taking into consideration the observation of JAC of NAAT, NASU and SSANU with the view to ensuring that it complied with the National Industrial Court judgement.
He also state in his words that the Federal Ministry of Education report that payment of salary shortfalls which is still going on by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.
He continue, the Ministry of Education will work together with the concerned institutions to ensure total compliance with the Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit ( PICA ) requirement to aid the paent of JAC members in Universities that are still yet to comply.
On the issue of failure to implement CONTISS 14 and 15 for technologists, the minister said the Ministry of Education has submit to the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.
The submission by the Minister of Education is for the onward transmission to the National Council on Establishment (NEC) meeting which will be held on March 18 in Owerri, and the outcome will be communicated by the Minister of Education in five weeks.
Ngige also said an apication has also been put forward by the Ministry of Education for visitation panel to the presidency and the main trust of the visitation was to unearth corruption, re-energise the institution and others.
He said agreement has been reached that the Ministry of Education would put in place appropriate machinery to sod the release of White Paper in respect of the previous visitation panel.
He also comment that no worker will be victimised for the industrial action embark on by the Union.
Government and JAV leadership have agreed that the Union ongoing strike will end byarch 14, after consultation with the National Executive Councils (NECs).