The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has urged the immediate implementation of salary increments of 25% and 35% for employees in tertiary institutions.
Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, the National President of SSANU, made this declaration in a statement released on Monday in Abuja.
The statement was issued at the conclusion of the 45th regular National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association, which took place at the University of Maiduguri in Borno.
During the meeting, NEC discussed matters of national significance as they pertain to the association’s members. It was also recalled that salary renegotiations for the members were in the final stages, with SSANU initially demanding a 700% wage increase, while the committee proposed a 23.5% and 35% salary review for the members.
“The recent announcement for approval of an increment of 25 per cent and 35 per cent for tertiary institution workers by the government which was circulated in the social media is not a product of collective bargaining agreement with the university based unions.
“While grudgingly acknowledging this slight increase that is yet to be officially communicated to the union, our universities and inter-university centers.
“SSANU urges both Federal and State Governments to immediately implement the increment and pay the arrears without further delay,”he said.
Furthermore, he mentioned that the NEC is cognizant of the allocation of a tentative amount of N100 billion for the salary review of employees in tertiary institutions, which has not yet been put into effect. The SSANU president also conveyed that the NEC expressed concerns regarding the four months’ worth of salary arrears that were withheld from its members during the recent nationwide strike.
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