Barring any last minute intervention academic and administrative activities will be disrupted at the University of Ibadan as staff unions have threatened to proceed on an indefinite to protest illegal pension deductions and shortfall of salaries.
The University of Ibadan chapter of ASUU is already pushing for a week warning strike at an emergency Congress held on Tuesday presided over by the Branch chairman, Dr Deji Omole
This is however awaiting the ratification of the national body of the union.
But at its Joint Action Congress of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and National Association of Academic Technicians (NAAT) held on Wednesday on campus, the unions appraised the parlous developments on campus and gave the management till 10th March, 2017 to address the issues or face indefinite strike action.
The threat was conveyed to the Vice Chancellor in a letter addressed to the Vice-chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka and signed by leadership of non-academic staff union( Wale Akinremi (SSANU), Caleb Falaye (NAAT) and O.A Arojo (
The unions jointly asked the University Governing Council to set-up a Comittee comprising the 6our staff unions and students union to look into the Internally Generally Generated Revenue of the university and mode of expenditure.
While calling for the constitution of a staff committee comprising of the staff unions to undertake an independent staff audit exercise, the unions asked the Governing Council to mandate the Vice-Chancellor to present to the Staff unions the budget, detailing the personnel cost and other capital/recurrent expendures as presented to Senate.
They further added that the unions were convinced that pensions deductions hitherto is illegal, adding that the university must be refunded since 2004.
While ASUU demanded the payment of Postgraduate supervision allowances since 2011 and promotion arrears, non-academic staff demanded payment of promotion arrears and production of staff pay-slip up-to-date.
While ASUU awaits the approval of the national body of the union to proceed on her strike, its Non academic staff counterparts have resolved to proceed on an indefinite strike unless the issues are resolved favourably by 10th March, 2017
“Failure to implement all the items stated above by Friday 10th March, 2017 the Staff Unions in the University, arising from the warning strike earlier issued in August, 2016, will embark on an indefinite strike action-” the unions concluded