The Federal Government says it will source for eight billion naira within five weeks to pay the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this at a resolution reached at a conciliation meeting with the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU) in Abuja yesterday.
JAC is made up of the Non Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU); Senior Staff Academic of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
The resolution according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was jointly signed by Ngige, NAAT President, Mr. Sani Suleiman; NASU General Secretary, Mr. Peters Adeyemi; SSANU President, Mr. Samson Ugwoke and Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah.
Ngige also said that part of the eight billion naira would be used to pay members of the Academic Staff Universities (ASUU), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), and the University of llorin (UNILORIN), who were not paid at the last disbursement.
He also said that the National Salaries Income and Wages Commission was to rework the Dec. 15 Call Circular on University Staff Schools.
“This is taking into consideration the observations of JAC of NAAT, NASU and SSANU with a view to ensuring that it complies with the National Industrial Court (NIC) judgment.
Ngige also said that the Federal Ministry of Education reported that the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has started payment of salary shortfalls, adding that the process was still ongoing.
He said the Ministry of Education was to synergise with the concerned institutions to ensure compliance with Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA) requirements to facilitate payments of JAC members in the universities that are yet to comply. Read more