The Joint Action Committee of Senior staff Associations of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), Federal University Gusau branch, Tuesday, staged a peaceful protest over non implementation of IPPIS, minimum wage, and arrears by the federal government.
Speaking to Newsmen after the protest in Gusau, the Chairman of the Joint Task Committee of NASU and SSANU, Malam Mudassir Musa said described the lukewarm attitudes shown by the federal government has affected their work in the last one year..
He further revealed that several letters were served to the federal government, National Universities Commission and other stakeholders on their demand but were ignored.
“Some of our problems that the Federal Government refused to implement include, paying our minimum wage, arrears, correcting IPPIS irregularities, and paying their outstanding earned allowances from February last year to date but we don’t know why we were dumped aside without listening to our clarion appeals”. .
Many staff of the University were denied their monthly salary since February 2020 due to IPPS.
“From the beginning of the IPPIS Programme which the Federal Government asked us to register our names in January last year to date, our uncountable staff were not receiving their Salaries despite several calls by our two unions to the Federal Government but to no avail”. He said.
He also called on the federal government to as a matter of urgency come to their rescue especially by implementation of IPPIS, minimum wage arrears and other promises made to them.
Speaking to the protesters, the Deputy Vice Chancellor in-Charge of administration, Dr. Ahmad Galadima sympathized with them over their grievances and promised that their demand will be channel to the appropriate authorities for prompt action.