Nigeria: Workers Shut Down Federal University Kashere Over Non-Payment Of Salary

By Ahmad Umar

Gombe (Nigeria) — Non Academic staff of Federal University, Kashere, in Gombe State, Northeast Nigeria, have embarked on strive action, shutting down academic and administrative activities of the institution over August salary shortfall, and delay in payment of October salary,

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) comprising Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (SANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) disclosed this in a notice of warning strike by the three Chairmen of the Associations.

The workers staged a peaceful demonstration at the university premises, where they called for the resignation of the vice-chancellor.

They held placards with captions reading, “Gani Must go, you can’t be a one-man army,” among others.

The JAC chairman of the three affiliate unions, Mukhtar Muhammad, said the unions had decided to drop their tools over the management’s failure to pay a shortfall of August salary and the whole of October salary.

Speaking on the issues, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Alhassan Muhammad Gani, said the non-payment of October salary was as a result of delay by IPPIS, a platform used to pay salary by the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.

He added that the Office of the Account General of the Federation changed the platform of the salary payment from IPPIS to Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS), which is difficult to use, adding that the officials from the office of the accountant general were working to rectify the problems.

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