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  •  The National Executive Council NEC of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU urged Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau to release 310 million naira for payment of earned allowances owed to its members at Nigerian State University Plateau The figure represents payments due from 2010 to 2020 The NEC made the call in a Communiqu at the end of its 41st regular meeting held at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife He also asked the Vice Chancellor Professor Yohanna Izam to incorporate hazard allowances into the salaries of SSANU members at the university at the rate approved by the Governing Council of N30 000 as the state government had released funds for full implementation of the assignment SSANU National President Mr Mohammed Ibrahim who read the statement said that the NEC was not happy that PLASU workers were on strike and urged the governor to act quickly The Communiqu also urged the state government to address all other issues that led to the declaration of the indefinite strike at the university and also urged the school management to comply with the SSANU NEC s decision on the correct payment of fees discount without imposing conditions outside the Trade Union Law The Nigerian News Agency reports that the PLASU branch of SSANU declared an indefinite strike on December 21 2021 after the state government and university administration failed to address some of the union s grievances contained in the 21 days and four Weeks ultimatum letters dated July 2 and August 3 2021 respectively The President Mr Tim Rimdap and the Secretary Mr Fom Dakwak in the strike declaration letter dated December 21 2021 highlighted some of the demands of the union to include the addition of the allowance for risks at the rate approved by the Board Others included payment of arrears of Accrued Assignments payment of arrears of the New Minimum Salary from April 2019 to December 2020 addressing the issue of irregular payment of salaries and constitution of a Board to manage the staff bonus fund The workers also demanded the implementation of the CONTISS 15 salary grade level the calculation of annual leave based on working days and compliance with the SSANU NEC decision on the correct payment of discount dues to the union Rimdap reacting to the statement said in Bokkos on Tuesday that none of the highlighted issues had been addressed since the strike declaration on December 21 2021 Source NAN
    PLASU: SSANU urges Lalong to release N310m earned allowances
     The National Executive Council NEC of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU urged Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau to release 310 million naira for payment of earned allowances owed to its members at Nigerian State University Plateau The figure represents payments due from 2010 to 2020 The NEC made the call in a Communiqu at the end of its 41st regular meeting held at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife He also asked the Vice Chancellor Professor Yohanna Izam to incorporate hazard allowances into the salaries of SSANU members at the university at the rate approved by the Governing Council of N30 000 as the state government had released funds for full implementation of the assignment SSANU National President Mr Mohammed Ibrahim who read the statement said that the NEC was not happy that PLASU workers were on strike and urged the governor to act quickly The Communiqu also urged the state government to address all other issues that led to the declaration of the indefinite strike at the university and also urged the school management to comply with the SSANU NEC s decision on the correct payment of fees discount without imposing conditions outside the Trade Union Law The Nigerian News Agency reports that the PLASU branch of SSANU declared an indefinite strike on December 21 2021 after the state government and university administration failed to address some of the union s grievances contained in the 21 days and four Weeks ultimatum letters dated July 2 and August 3 2021 respectively The President Mr Tim Rimdap and the Secretary Mr Fom Dakwak in the strike declaration letter dated December 21 2021 highlighted some of the demands of the union to include the addition of the allowance for risks at the rate approved by the Board Others included payment of arrears of Accrued Assignments payment of arrears of the New Minimum Salary from April 2019 to December 2020 addressing the issue of irregular payment of salaries and constitution of a Board to manage the staff bonus fund The workers also demanded the implementation of the CONTISS 15 salary grade level the calculation of annual leave based on working days and compliance with the SSANU NEC decision on the correct payment of discount dues to the union Rimdap reacting to the statement said in Bokkos on Tuesday that none of the highlighted issues had been addressed since the strike declaration on December 21 2021 Source NAN
    PLASU: SSANU urges Lalong to release N310m earned allowances
    Education1 year ago

    PLASU: SSANU urges Lalong to release N310m earned allowances

    The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) urged Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau to release 310 million naira for payment of earned allowances owed to its members at Nigerian State University. Plateau. The figure represents payments due from 2010 to 2020. The NEC made the call in a Communiqué at the end of its 41st regular meeting held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. He also asked the Vice Chancellor, Professor Yohanna Izam, to incorporate hazard allowances into the salaries of SSANU members at the university at the rate approved by the Governing Council of N30,000, as the state government had released funds for full implementation of the assignment. . SSANU National President Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim, who read the statement, said that the NEC was not happy that PLASU workers were on strike and urged the governor to act quickly. The Communiqué also urged the state government to address all other issues that led to the declaration of the indefinite strike at the university, and also urged the school management to comply with the SSANU NEC's decision on the correct payment of fees. discount without imposing conditions. outside the Trade Union Law. The Nigerian News Agency reports that the PLASU branch of SSANU declared an indefinite strike on December 21, 2021 after the state government and university administration failed to address some of the union's grievances contained in the 21 days and four. Weeks ultimatum letters dated July 2 and August 3, 2021, respectively. The President, Mr. Tim Rimdap, and the Secretary, Mr. Fom Dakwak, in the strike declaration letter dated December 21, 2021, highlighted some of the demands of the union to include the addition of the allowance for risks at the rate approved by the Board. Others included payment of arrears of Accrued Assignments, payment of arrears of the New Minimum Salary from April 2019 to December 2020, addressing the issue of irregular payment of salaries and constitution of a Board to manage the staff bonus fund. The workers also demanded the implementation of the CONTISS 15 salary grade level, the calculation of annual leave based on working days, and compliance with the SSANU NEC decision on the correct payment of discount dues to the union. Rimdap, reacting to the statement, said in Bokkos on Tuesday that none of the highlighted issues had been addressed since the strike declaration on December 21, 2021. Source: NAN

  •   Mr Mohammed Ibrahim of Modibbo Adama University of Technology MAUTECH Yola has emerged the new National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU Ibrahim was elected at the end of the 2nd Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of SSANU on Tuesday in Abuja The conference has the theme Respecting the Sanctity of Collective Bargaining in Democracy Others elected as members of the National Administrative Council NAC of SSANU include Dr Leku Ador Leku National Deputy President and Mr Audu Isa Vice President North East Mr Abdussobor Salaam was elected Vice President West Mr Ken Njoku Vice President South East Mr Abdulmalik Yunus Vice President North West Mr Azuma Chetan Vice President South South The others are Mr Emmanuel Nyiyongo Vice President North Central Mr Emmanuel Item National Treasurer Mr M J Akanbi National Financial Secretary Mr Jafar Bage National Public Relations Officer Mr Aliyu Adamu National Internal Auditor Mrs Agnes Nti Women leader and Mrs Remilekun Sanni Deputy Women leader In his acceptance speech Ibrahim commended the delegates for electing him to pilot the national affairs of the association He said For this I feel greatly humbled and deeply thankful and I salute you all Today you have used your votes to commit me to the onerous task of rebuilding repositioning and retooling this Union Conscious of our challenging circumstances and the many bitter experiences we have had as a Union I want to state that the task ahead us every one of us is no mean task It is not going to be a walk in the park But it is possible to reposition SSANU rebuild friendship forge new alliances inject patriotism restore and shore up confidence among the ranks of SSANU membership Yes it is possible to start a new beginning he said He therefore assured members of the association of a victorious future for SSANU saying that in the coming days the new NAC will unfold a road map that will guide our short medium and long term projections We will no longer walk in darkness The commencement of the great and golden era of SSANU is now The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new president Ibrahim who take over from Mr Samson Ugwuoke will pilot the affairs of the association for the next four years Edited By Vincent Obi Source NAN
    Mohammed Ibrahim emerges new SSANU president
      Mr Mohammed Ibrahim of Modibbo Adama University of Technology MAUTECH Yola has emerged the new National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU Ibrahim was elected at the end of the 2nd Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of SSANU on Tuesday in Abuja The conference has the theme Respecting the Sanctity of Collective Bargaining in Democracy Others elected as members of the National Administrative Council NAC of SSANU include Dr Leku Ador Leku National Deputy President and Mr Audu Isa Vice President North East Mr Abdussobor Salaam was elected Vice President West Mr Ken Njoku Vice President South East Mr Abdulmalik Yunus Vice President North West Mr Azuma Chetan Vice President South South The others are Mr Emmanuel Nyiyongo Vice President North Central Mr Emmanuel Item National Treasurer Mr M J Akanbi National Financial Secretary Mr Jafar Bage National Public Relations Officer Mr Aliyu Adamu National Internal Auditor Mrs Agnes Nti Women leader and Mrs Remilekun Sanni Deputy Women leader In his acceptance speech Ibrahim commended the delegates for electing him to pilot the national affairs of the association He said For this I feel greatly humbled and deeply thankful and I salute you all Today you have used your votes to commit me to the onerous task of rebuilding repositioning and retooling this Union Conscious of our challenging circumstances and the many bitter experiences we have had as a Union I want to state that the task ahead us every one of us is no mean task It is not going to be a walk in the park But it is possible to reposition SSANU rebuild friendship forge new alliances inject patriotism restore and shore up confidence among the ranks of SSANU membership Yes it is possible to start a new beginning he said He therefore assured members of the association of a victorious future for SSANU saying that in the coming days the new NAC will unfold a road map that will guide our short medium and long term projections We will no longer walk in darkness The commencement of the great and golden era of SSANU is now The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new president Ibrahim who take over from Mr Samson Ugwuoke will pilot the affairs of the association for the next four years Edited By Vincent Obi Source NAN
    Mohammed Ibrahim emerges new SSANU president
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    Mohammed Ibrahim emerges new SSANU president

    Mr Mohammed Ibrahim of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, has emerged the new National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

    Ibrahim was elected at the end of the 2nd Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of SSANU on Tuesday in Abuja. The conference has the theme “Respecting the Sanctity of Collective Bargaining in Democracy”.

    Others elected as members of the National Administrative Council (NAC) of SSANU include Dr Leku Ador Leku, National Deputy President, and Mr Audu Isa, Vice President, North East.

    Mr Abdussobor Salaam was elected Vice President, West, Mr Ken Njoku, Vice President, South East, Mr Abdulmalik Yunus, Vice President, North West, Mr Azuma Chetan, Vice President South-South.

    The others are Mr Emmanuel Nyiyongo Vice President, North Central, Mr Emmanuel Item, National Treasurer, Mr M. J. Akanbi, National Financial Secretary, Mr Jafar Bage, National Public Relations Officer, Mr Aliyu Adamu, National Internal Auditor, Mrs Agnes Nti, Women leader and Mrs Remilekun Sanni, Deputy Women leader.

    In his acceptance speech, Ibrahim commended the delegates for electing him to pilot the national affairs of the association.

    He said: “For this I feel greatly humbled and deeply thankful and I salute you all.

    “Today, you have used your votes to commit me to the onerous task of rebuilding, repositioning, and retooling this Union.

    “Conscious of our challenging circumstances and the many bitter experiences we have had as a Union, I want to state that the task ahead us, every one of us, is no mean task. It is not going to be a walk in the park.

    “But it is possible to reposition SSANU; rebuild friendship; forge new alliances; inject patriotism, restore and shore up confidence among the ranks of SSANU membership. Yes, it is possible to start a new beginning,” he said.

    He therefore assured members of the association of a victorious future for SSANU, saying that in the coming days, the new NAC will unfold a road map that will guide our short-, medium-, and long-term projections. We will no longer walk in darkness. The commencement of the great and golden era of SSANU is now.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the new president, Ibrahim, who take over from Mr Samson Ugwuoke, will pilot the affairs of the association for the next four years.


    Edited By: Vincent Obi
    Source: NAN

  •   The two Non Academic Staff Unions of University of Ibadan UI have protested against alleged proposed imposition of candidate for the next vice chancellor of the institution Joint Action Congress JAC of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and Non Academic Staff Union NASU of UI said this at a news conference in Ibadan on Thursday The unions faulted the sanctions recommended by UI Senate on Wednesday after its emergency and extraordinary meeting The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that UI Senate had condemned the two unions for disrupting the process of electing the 13th Vice Chancellor of the university on Oct 28 The Senate had said normal disciplinary measures should be instituted against members of the two unions that disrupted the process with the protest The two unions however emphasized that the role of the Senate was purely academic and have no jurisdiction to recommend punishment for any protesting members SSANU Chairman Wale Akinremi of UI in the company of Malachy Etim Abiodun Omisore NASU Chairman of UI College of Medicine and Akinlolu Akinlade chided the Senate for neglecting its primary responsibilities and pursuing agenda The union leader also questioned the true representation at the Senate meeting Akinremi described the threat of the university s Senate to punish the union members as a joke taken too far He pointed out that the Act establishing the university had defined the lines of responsibility of the various arms of governance in the most unambiguous terms He maintained that every staff of the university has an appointment that has been gazetted by the Federal Government The responsibility of the Senate is purely academic but not union matters We want the Federal Government to pay academic staff because idleness is affecting them The Senate has no right to sit on our matters They don t have the right to sit on our matters Akinremi said We will not use our energy to address what they said We can t take them seriously It is not a reflection of the University of Ibadan Senate Those people who sat at the Senate on Wednesday are anti people When was the last time they discussed the management of UI The people that sat yesterday are not discussing strike We will not use our energy to discuss what people who are not discussing ASUU strike are saying All Nigerians have a say in the public facility We have the right to say something on UI VC The meeting is not a true representation of the UI Senate It is shallow That shows that they have lost it We have over 600 members of the Senate and only 188 attended the meeting They don t have the right to sit on our right Akinremi who assured members that it was just the beginning of the struggle to retrieve the university added that only God knew the next Vice Chancellor of the university The union leader said We have made our position known and we know we cannot be a judge in our own case While we await the final resolution of the conundrum we want to use this platform to commend all the shortlisted candidates for their maturity and forbearance during the protest We also appreciate the Council chairman for his fatherly presence to address our Congress Akinremi called on the Federal Government to pay the salaries of the lecturers and engender a paradigm shift towards strengthening academic quality with the idea We are also going to recommend a comprehensive change in the process of the appointment of Vice Chancellors The powers of the Vice Chancellor in the selection of the Deputy Vice Chancellors must be reduced Composition of councils must be reviewed he said NAN recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU had dissociated itself from the activities of its non academic counterparts in a bulletin dated Oct 28 2020 ASUU appealed for a level playing ground to be given in the appointment of the next VC of the University of Ibadan in order to protect the sanctity of the University autonomy Edited By Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    Unions fault Senate on selection of UI VC
      The two Non Academic Staff Unions of University of Ibadan UI have protested against alleged proposed imposition of candidate for the next vice chancellor of the institution Joint Action Congress JAC of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and Non Academic Staff Union NASU of UI said this at a news conference in Ibadan on Thursday The unions faulted the sanctions recommended by UI Senate on Wednesday after its emergency and extraordinary meeting The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that UI Senate had condemned the two unions for disrupting the process of electing the 13th Vice Chancellor of the university on Oct 28 The Senate had said normal disciplinary measures should be instituted against members of the two unions that disrupted the process with the protest The two unions however emphasized that the role of the Senate was purely academic and have no jurisdiction to recommend punishment for any protesting members SSANU Chairman Wale Akinremi of UI in the company of Malachy Etim Abiodun Omisore NASU Chairman of UI College of Medicine and Akinlolu Akinlade chided the Senate for neglecting its primary responsibilities and pursuing agenda The union leader also questioned the true representation at the Senate meeting Akinremi described the threat of the university s Senate to punish the union members as a joke taken too far He pointed out that the Act establishing the university had defined the lines of responsibility of the various arms of governance in the most unambiguous terms He maintained that every staff of the university has an appointment that has been gazetted by the Federal Government The responsibility of the Senate is purely academic but not union matters We want the Federal Government to pay academic staff because idleness is affecting them The Senate has no right to sit on our matters They don t have the right to sit on our matters Akinremi said We will not use our energy to address what they said We can t take them seriously It is not a reflection of the University of Ibadan Senate Those people who sat at the Senate on Wednesday are anti people When was the last time they discussed the management of UI The people that sat yesterday are not discussing strike We will not use our energy to discuss what people who are not discussing ASUU strike are saying All Nigerians have a say in the public facility We have the right to say something on UI VC The meeting is not a true representation of the UI Senate It is shallow That shows that they have lost it We have over 600 members of the Senate and only 188 attended the meeting They don t have the right to sit on our right Akinremi who assured members that it was just the beginning of the struggle to retrieve the university added that only God knew the next Vice Chancellor of the university The union leader said We have made our position known and we know we cannot be a judge in our own case While we await the final resolution of the conundrum we want to use this platform to commend all the shortlisted candidates for their maturity and forbearance during the protest We also appreciate the Council chairman for his fatherly presence to address our Congress Akinremi called on the Federal Government to pay the salaries of the lecturers and engender a paradigm shift towards strengthening academic quality with the idea We are also going to recommend a comprehensive change in the process of the appointment of Vice Chancellors The powers of the Vice Chancellor in the selection of the Deputy Vice Chancellors must be reduced Composition of councils must be reviewed he said NAN recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU had dissociated itself from the activities of its non academic counterparts in a bulletin dated Oct 28 2020 ASUU appealed for a level playing ground to be given in the appointment of the next VC of the University of Ibadan in order to protect the sanctity of the University autonomy Edited By Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    Unions fault Senate on selection of UI VC
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    Unions fault Senate on selection of UI VC

    The two Non-Academic Staff Unions of University of Ibadan (UI) have protested against alleged proposed imposition of candidate for the next vice chancellor of the institution.

    Joint Action Congress (JAC) of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of UI said this at a news conference in Ibadan on Thursday. 

    The unions faulted the sanctions recommended by UI Senate on Wednesday after its emergency and extraordinary meeting. 

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalled that UI Senate had condemned the two unions for disrupting the process of electing the 13th Vice-Chancellor of the university on Oct. 28.   

    The Senate had said normal disciplinary measures should be instituted against members of the two unions that disrupted the process with the protest.

    The two unions, however, emphasized that the role of the Senate was purely academic and have no jurisdiction to recommend punishment for any protesting members. 

    SSANU Chairman, Wale Akinremi of UI, in the company of Malachy Etim, Abiodun Omisore, NASU Chairman of UI College of Medicine, and Akinlolu Akinlade, chided the Senate for neglecting its primary responsibilities  and pursuing agenda. 

    The union leader also  questioned the true representation at the Senate meeting.

    Akinremi described the threat of the university’s Senate to punish the union members as a joke taken too far.

    He pointed out that the Act establishing the university had defined the lines of responsibility of the various arms of governance in the most unambiguous terms.

    He maintained  that every staff of the university has an appointment that has been gazetted by the Federal Government.

    “The responsibility of the Senate is purely academic but not union matters. We want the Federal Government to pay academic staff because idleness is affecting them. 

    “The Senate has no right to sit on our matters. They don’t have the right to sit on our matters,” Akinremi said.

    “We will not use our energy to address what they said. We can’t take them seriously. It is not a reflection of the University of Ibadan Senate.

    “Those people who sat at the  Senate on Wednesday are anti-people. When was the last time they discussed the management of UI?

    “The people that sat yesterday are not discussing strike. We will not use our energy to discuss what people who are not discussing ASUU strike are saying. 

    “All Nigerians have a say in the public facility. We have the right to say something on UI VC”.

    “The meeting  is not a true representation of the UI Senate. It is shallow. That shows that they have lost it. We have over 600 members of the Senate and only 188 attended the meeting. They don’t have the right to sit on our right”.

    Akinremi, who assured members that it was just the beginning of the struggle to retrieve the university, added that only God knew the next Vice-Chancellor of the university.

    The union leader said: “We have made our position known and we know we cannot be a judge in our own case. 

    “While we await the final resolution of the conundrum, we want to use this platform to commend all the shortlisted candidates for their maturity and forbearance during the protest. 

    “We also appreciate the Council chairman for his fatherly presence to address our Congress.”

    Akinremi called on the Federal Government to pay the salaries of the lecturers and engender  a paradigm shift towards strengthening academic quality with the idea.

    “We are also going to recommend a comprehensive change in the process of the appointment of Vice-Chancellors. 

    “The powers of the Vice-Chancellor in the selection of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors must be reduced. Composition of councils must be reviewed,” he said.

    NAN recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had dissociated itself from the activities of its non-academic counterparts in a bulletin dated Oct. 28, 2020. 

    ASUU appealed for a level playing ground to be given in the appointment of the next VC of the University of Ibadan in order to protect the sanctity of the University autonomy.


    Edited By: Wale Ojetimi
    Source: NAN

  •   The Senate of the University of Ibadan has affirmed that the process of the appointment of the 13th Vice Chancellor has been in line with extant laws establishing in the institution Briefing journalists after an extraordinary meeting of the Senate on Wednesday in Ibadan Prof Oluyemisi Bamgbose SAN said that 188 members of the body in attendance at meeting also affirmed their confidence in the institution s governing council The Senate affirms that the process of the appointment of the Vice Chancellor thus far has been in line with the extant laws and it should continue and be concluded forth with The Senate also affirms its confidence in the council and the process of appointing Vice Chancellor thus far she said Bamgbose said that the extraordinary meeting of the Senate was convened following the crisis that rocked the institution of Oct 28 whereby some staff disrupted the meeting of the panel constituted to select the new Vice Chancellor The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and the Non Academic Staff Union NASU of the University of Ibadan staged a protest on Oct 28 and disrupted the sitting of five man panel The five member panel has the task of selecting one out of the six final shortlisted candidates for the post of the Vice Chancellor VC of the University Bamgbose a former Dean of the Faculty of Law said that the Senate condemned the action of the NASU and SSANU Executives and members over the protest The Senate she said took exception to the disrespect meted out to the Chairman of Governing Council of the institution and described the episode as unfortunate and regrettable She said that the fact was that unions do not have any role to play in the appointment of Vice Chancellor The actions by SSANU and NASU on Wednesday 28th October 2020 was condemned in its strongest term The University of Ibadan disassociates itself from the above unions SSANU and NASU and their actions as they were not acting on behalf of any officer or unit of the University neither were their actions taken in the course of their duties The normal University Disciplinary Procedures should be instituted to deal with erring staff forthwith that is immediately and without delay she said Bamgbose said that representatives were appointed to take the resolutions of the Senate at the end of the extraordinary meeting to the Minister of Education Edited By Bayo Sekoni Source NAN
    UI VC Race: Senate affirms satisfaction with process, confidence in Council Chairman
      The Senate of the University of Ibadan has affirmed that the process of the appointment of the 13th Vice Chancellor has been in line with extant laws establishing in the institution Briefing journalists after an extraordinary meeting of the Senate on Wednesday in Ibadan Prof Oluyemisi Bamgbose SAN said that 188 members of the body in attendance at meeting also affirmed their confidence in the institution s governing council The Senate affirms that the process of the appointment of the Vice Chancellor thus far has been in line with the extant laws and it should continue and be concluded forth with The Senate also affirms its confidence in the council and the process of appointing Vice Chancellor thus far she said Bamgbose said that the extraordinary meeting of the Senate was convened following the crisis that rocked the institution of Oct 28 whereby some staff disrupted the meeting of the panel constituted to select the new Vice Chancellor The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU and the Non Academic Staff Union NASU of the University of Ibadan staged a protest on Oct 28 and disrupted the sitting of five man panel The five member panel has the task of selecting one out of the six final shortlisted candidates for the post of the Vice Chancellor VC of the University Bamgbose a former Dean of the Faculty of Law said that the Senate condemned the action of the NASU and SSANU Executives and members over the protest The Senate she said took exception to the disrespect meted out to the Chairman of Governing Council of the institution and described the episode as unfortunate and regrettable She said that the fact was that unions do not have any role to play in the appointment of Vice Chancellor The actions by SSANU and NASU on Wednesday 28th October 2020 was condemned in its strongest term The University of Ibadan disassociates itself from the above unions SSANU and NASU and their actions as they were not acting on behalf of any officer or unit of the University neither were their actions taken in the course of their duties The normal University Disciplinary Procedures should be instituted to deal with erring staff forthwith that is immediately and without delay she said Bamgbose said that representatives were appointed to take the resolutions of the Senate at the end of the extraordinary meeting to the Minister of Education Edited By Bayo Sekoni Source NAN
    UI VC Race: Senate affirms satisfaction with process, confidence in Council Chairman
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    UI VC Race: Senate affirms satisfaction with process, confidence in Council Chairman

    The Senate of the University of Ibadan has affirmed that the process of the appointment of the 13th Vice Chancellor has been in line with extant laws establishing in the institution.

    Briefing journalists after an extraordinary meeting of the Senate on Wednesday in Ibadan, Prof. Oluyemisi Bamgbose (SAN), said that 188 members of the body in attendance at meeting also affirmed their confidence in the institution‘s governing council.

    “The Senate affirms that the process of the appointment of the Vice Chancellor thus far has been in line with the extant laws and it should continue and be concluded forth with.

    “The Senate also affirms its confidence in the council and the process of appointing Vice Chancellor thus far,’’ she said.

    Bamgbose said that the extraordinary meeting of the Senate was convened following the crisis that rocked the institution of Oct. 28, whereby some staff disrupted the meeting of the panel constituted to select the new Vice Chancellor.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the University of Ibadan staged a protest on Oct. 28 and disrupted the sitting of five man panel.

    The five member panel has the task of selecting one out of the six final shortlisted candidates for the post of the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University.

    Bamgbose, a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, said that the Senate condemned the action of the NASU and SSANU Executives and members over the protest.

    The Senate, she said, took exception to the disrespect meted out to the Chairman of Governing Council of the institution, and described the episode as unfortunate and regrettable.

    She said that the fact was that unions do not have any role to play in the appointment of Vice Chancellor.

    “The actions by SSANU and NASU on Wednesday 28th October 2020 was condemned in its strongest term.

    “The University of Ibadan disassociates itself from the above unions SSANU and NASU and their actions as they were not acting on behalf of any officer or unit of the University neither were their actions taken in the course of their duties.

    “The normal University Disciplinary Procedures should be instituted to deal with erring staff forthwith that is immediately and without delay,’’ she said.

    Bamgbose said that representatives were appointed to take the resolutions of the Senate at the end of the extraordinary meeting to the Minister of Education.


    Edited By: Bayo Sekoni
    Source: NAN

  •  Protests by unions on Wednesday compelled the University of Ibadan to suspend the announcement of a new vice chancellor who would have been the 13th in line the News Agency of Nigeria reportsMembers of the Non Academic Staff Union NASU and those of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU stormed the Council chambers where the final selection would have been made earlier on Wednesday and disrupted the proceedings They also barricaded the varsity gate in protest against perceived plan by the university Council to impose an unpopular candidate as vice chancellor at the premier university Mr Wale Akinremi Chairman SSANU UI chapter told the News Agency of Nigeria that following the protest the Pro Chancellor and Council chairman Nde Joshua Waklek addressed the unionists and ordered the immediate suspension of the selection process The Council chairman will be meeting with the unions on Friday to chart a way forward he said One of the shortlisted finalists also confirmed that the selection process had been suspended A five man selection panel headed by Waklek was supposed to have announced a candidate out of six finalists shortlisted Five of the candidates are on the staff list of the university while the sixth one came from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife They were shortlisted out of 18 professors eyeing the post made 15 minutes presentation each at the Council screening on Tuesday Three of the finalists are Prof Kayode Adebowale Prof Olusegun Ademowo and Prof Ebenezer Farombi The other three are Prof Abideen Aderinto Prof Babatunde Salako and Prof Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof Peter OlapegbaMr Akinremi had told NAN earlier on Wednesday that members of the screening committee elected internally got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us We have even locked the varsity s gate he said We must restart the process Prof Idowu Olayinka the sitting vice chancellor must hand over to an acting vice chancellor he stressed The university s NASU Chairman Mr Etim had also told NAN earlier that the unions decided to make its grievances known because the process of selection of a vice chancellor for the university has been very faulty from the beginning They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition Yes we have had internal crisis before but the one that triggered today s protest is the selection process he said Edited By Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Protest stalls announcement of new V-C for University of Ibadan
     Protests by unions on Wednesday compelled the University of Ibadan to suspend the announcement of a new vice chancellor who would have been the 13th in line the News Agency of Nigeria reportsMembers of the Non Academic Staff Union NASU and those of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU stormed the Council chambers where the final selection would have been made earlier on Wednesday and disrupted the proceedings They also barricaded the varsity gate in protest against perceived plan by the university Council to impose an unpopular candidate as vice chancellor at the premier university Mr Wale Akinremi Chairman SSANU UI chapter told the News Agency of Nigeria that following the protest the Pro Chancellor and Council chairman Nde Joshua Waklek addressed the unionists and ordered the immediate suspension of the selection process The Council chairman will be meeting with the unions on Friday to chart a way forward he said One of the shortlisted finalists also confirmed that the selection process had been suspended A five man selection panel headed by Waklek was supposed to have announced a candidate out of six finalists shortlisted Five of the candidates are on the staff list of the university while the sixth one came from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife They were shortlisted out of 18 professors eyeing the post made 15 minutes presentation each at the Council screening on Tuesday Three of the finalists are Prof Kayode Adebowale Prof Olusegun Ademowo and Prof Ebenezer Farombi The other three are Prof Abideen Aderinto Prof Babatunde Salako and Prof Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof Peter OlapegbaMr Akinremi had told NAN earlier on Wednesday that members of the screening committee elected internally got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us We have even locked the varsity s gate he said We must restart the process Prof Idowu Olayinka the sitting vice chancellor must hand over to an acting vice chancellor he stressed The university s NASU Chairman Mr Etim had also told NAN earlier that the unions decided to make its grievances known because the process of selection of a vice chancellor for the university has been very faulty from the beginning They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition Yes we have had internal crisis before but the one that triggered today s protest is the selection process he said Edited By Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Protest stalls announcement of new V-C for University of Ibadan
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    Protest stalls announcement of new V-C for University of Ibadan

    Protests by unions on Wednesday compelled the University of Ibadan to suspend the announcement of a new vice-chancellor who would have been the 13th in line, the News Agency of Nigeria reports

    Members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and those of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) stormed the Council chambers where the final selection would have been made earlier on Wednesday and disrupted the proceedings.

    They also barricaded the varsity gate in protest against perceived plan by the university Council to impose an unpopular candidate as vice-chancellor at the premier university.

    Mr Wale Akinremi, Chairman SSANU, UI chapter, told the News Agency of Nigeria that following the protest, the Pro-Chancellor and Council chairman, Nde Joshua Waklek, addressed the unionists and ordered the immediate suspension of the selection process.

    “The Council chairman will be meeting with the unions on Friday to chart a way forward,’’ he said.

    One of the shortlisted finalists also confirmed that the selection process had been suspended.

    A five-man selection panel, headed by Waklek was supposed to have announced a candidate out of six finalists shortlisted.

    Five of the candidates are on the staff list of the university while the sixth one came from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

    They were shortlisted out of 18 professors, eyeing the post, made 15 minutes presentation each at the Council screening on Tuesday.

    Three of the finalists are Prof. Kayode Adebowale, Prof. Olusegun Ademowo and Prof. Ebenezer Farombi.

    The other three are Prof. Abideen Aderinto, Prof. Babatunde Salako and Prof. Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University.

    Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education, Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba.

    The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof. Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof. Peter Olapegba

    Mr Akinremi, had told NAN earlier on Wednesday that members of the screening committee elected internally “got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process’’.

    “We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us. We have even locked the varsity’s gate,’’ he said.

    “We must restart the process. Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the sitting vice-chancellor, must hand over to an acting vice-chancellor,’’ he stressed.

    The university’s NASU Chairman, Mr Etim, had also told NAN earlier that the unions decided to make its grievances known because “the process of selection of a vice-chancellor for the university has been very faulty  from the beginning.

    “They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition.

    “Yes, we have had internal crisis before, but the one that triggered today’s protest is the selection process,’’ he said. 


    Edited By: Alli Hakeem
    Source: NAN

  •  Just as the University of Ibadan is getting set to announce a new vice chancellor on Wednesday the Non Academic Staff Union NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU are flexing muscles against the selection process Members of the unions barricaded the varsity s gate on Wednesday carrying placards condemning the process Some other members of the unions stormed the university s Council chamber where the final selection is to be made The News Agency of Nigeria reports that their grievance is that they have a fear that the selection committee was planning to impose one of the candidates on the university The protest began also after the screening committee announced six finalists out of 18 professors eyeing the post The university s NASU Chairman Mr Malachy Etim told NAN that the unions decided to make its grievances known because the process of selection of a vice chancellor for the university has been very faulty from the beginning They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition Yes we have had internal crisis before but the one that triggered today s protest is the selection process We are holding our congress right away and shall come up with a position in the event that the committee announces the candidate we think it wants to impose on us he said Chairman SSANU Mr Wale Akinremi also told NAN that members of the screening committee elected internally got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us We have even locked the varsity s gate he said We must restart the process Prof Idowu Olayinka the sitting vice chancellor must hand over to an acting vice chancellor he stressed Five of the six finalists are professors of the University of Ibadan while one is from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife The six finalists were shortlisted after each of the 18 candidates made 15 minutes presentation before the screening committee comprising the entire Council members of the institution on Tuesday Three of the finalists are Prof Kayode Adebowale Prof Olusegun Ademowo and Prof Ebenezer Farombi The other three are Prof Abideen Aderinto Prof Babatunde Salako and Prof Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University OAU The five man screening panel is headed by the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council Nde Joshua Waklek Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof Peter OlapegbaWhen contacted the university s Director Public Relations Mr Tunji Oladejo told NAN that he would not like to comment until the final announcement has been made Whoever emerges as the new vice chancellor is expected to assume office on Dec 1 Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Crisis greets planned selection of new V-C for University of Ibadan
     Just as the University of Ibadan is getting set to announce a new vice chancellor on Wednesday the Non Academic Staff Union NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU are flexing muscles against the selection process Members of the unions barricaded the varsity s gate on Wednesday carrying placards condemning the process Some other members of the unions stormed the university s Council chamber where the final selection is to be made The News Agency of Nigeria reports that their grievance is that they have a fear that the selection committee was planning to impose one of the candidates on the university The protest began also after the screening committee announced six finalists out of 18 professors eyeing the post The university s NASU Chairman Mr Malachy Etim told NAN that the unions decided to make its grievances known because the process of selection of a vice chancellor for the university has been very faulty from the beginning They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition Yes we have had internal crisis before but the one that triggered today s protest is the selection process We are holding our congress right away and shall come up with a position in the event that the committee announces the candidate we think it wants to impose on us he said Chairman SSANU Mr Wale Akinremi also told NAN that members of the screening committee elected internally got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us We have even locked the varsity s gate he said We must restart the process Prof Idowu Olayinka the sitting vice chancellor must hand over to an acting vice chancellor he stressed Five of the six finalists are professors of the University of Ibadan while one is from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife The six finalists were shortlisted after each of the 18 candidates made 15 minutes presentation before the screening committee comprising the entire Council members of the institution on Tuesday Three of the finalists are Prof Kayode Adebowale Prof Olusegun Ademowo and Prof Ebenezer Farombi The other three are Prof Abideen Aderinto Prof Babatunde Salako and Prof Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University OAU The five man screening panel is headed by the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of Council Nde Joshua Waklek Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof Peter OlapegbaWhen contacted the university s Director Public Relations Mr Tunji Oladejo told NAN that he would not like to comment until the final announcement has been made Whoever emerges as the new vice chancellor is expected to assume office on Dec 1 Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Alli Hakeem Source NAN
    Crisis greets planned selection of new V-C for University of Ibadan
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    Crisis greets planned selection of new V-C for University of Ibadan

    Just as the University of Ibadan is getting set to announce a new vice-chancellor on Wednesday, the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) are flexing muscles against the selection process.

    Members of the unions barricaded the varsity’s gate on Wednesday, carrying placards condemning the process. Some other members of the unions stormed the university’s Council chamber where the final selection is to be made.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that their grievance is that they have a fear that the selection committee was planning to impose one of the candidates on the university.

    The protest began also after the screening committee announced six finalists out of 18 professors eyeing the post.

    The university’s NASU Chairman, Mr Malachy Etim, told NAN that the unions decided to make its grievances known because “the process of selection of a vice-chancellor for the university has been very faulty  from the beginning.

    “They want to impose a candidate on us through this faulty process and we are saying we cannot accept any imposition.

    “Yes, we have had internal crisis before, but the one that triggered today’s protest is the selection process.

    “We are holding our congress right away and shall come up with a position in the event that the committee announces the candidate we think it wants to impose on us,’’ he said.

    Chairman SSANU, Mr Wale Akinremi, also told NAN that members of the screening committee elected internally “got there through manipulated and fraudulent electoral process’’.

    “We will never work with the candidate they plan to impose on us. We have even locked the varsity’s gate,’’ he said.

    “We must restart the process. Prof. Idowu Olayinka, the sitting vice-chancellor, must hand over to an acting vice-chancellor,’’ he stressed.

    Five of the six finalists are professors of the University of Ibadan, while one is from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

    The six finalists were shortlisted after each of the 18 candidates made 15 minutes presentation before the screening committee comprising the entire Council members of the institution on Tuesday.

    Three of the finalists are Prof. Kayode Adebowale, Prof. Olusegun Ademowo and Prof. Ebenezer Farombi.

    The other three are Prof. Abideen Aderinto, Prof. Babatunde Salako and Prof. Femi Mimiko from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

    The five-man screening panel is headed by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Nde Joshua Waklek.

    Other members of the panel are two external representatives from the Federal Ministry of Education, Sir Ben Okoronkwo and Dr Uchena Uba.

    The two elected representatives of the Senate in the screening committee are Prof. Ezekiel Ayoola and Prof. Peter Olapegba

    When contacted, the university’s Director, Public Relations, Mr Tunji Oladejo, told NAN that he would not like to comment until the final announcement has been made.

    Whoever emerges as the new vice-chancellor is expected to assume office on Dec. 1.


    Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Alli Hakeem
    Source: NAN

  •  Malam Aliyu Biu Registrar National Mathematical Centre NMC has urged the Federal Government to provide special funds to tertiary institutions to purchase relevant tools for successful e learning Biu said this at the 2nd Obiageli Adoro Memorial Lecture organised by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU NMC branch on Friday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the lecture was COVID 19 pandemic challenges and opportunities for industrial relation in tertiary institutions According to him the pandemic is real and has ravaged the university system in terms of loss of workforce disruption of academic calendar and cuts in budgetary allocation for infrastructure development He acknowledged the fact that there were so many demands on government but advised those in authority to take e learning seriously in the universities The Registrar posited that if the university system needed to make relevant progress or compete globally it must adopt e learning which involved the use of ICT for teaching learning research and other related academic activities Another thing I want you to take away is that the effect of the pandemic is not all that bad in fact the challenges have come with a lot of opportunities For example the issue of e learning involving the use of Information Communication Technology ICT for transmission of knowledge has been a way of life in the developed countries But in our country except the private universities the public universities for obvious reasons are not too much accustomed with the usage of ICT But the pandemic has opened up that area Biu however noted that reduction of resources could pose strain in the university system hence all relevant stakeholders should ensure that all their actions or inactions were guided by relevant national laws This I believe will reduce chances or opportunities for dispute in our campuses he added Mr Olorunsuyi Ademola Chairman of SSANU NMC chapter said that the memorial lecture was instituted to provide a platform for intellectual discourse on the real essence of unionism and build capacity on idea of human relation Ademola also said that the aim of the programme was to encourage the development of leadership skill and virtues and also foster productivity ethical development and national reorientation We gathered here today to mark the second year of the departure of our beloved sister Obiageli Adoro Though she exited this world two years ago her legacies as a true leader and an accomplished personality are still visible with us As we remember our fallen hero it is pertinent to recognize the ideas she stood for he said The chairman appreciated the respective union s zonal members for their financial support toward the construction of the union s secretariat while soliciting for more support from spirited Nigerians NAN reports that the union made a donation of N200 000 to the family of late Adoro to support their up keep Edited By Modupe Adeloye and Ephraims Sheyin Source NAN
    E-learning: Registrar advocates special fund for tertiary institutions
     Malam Aliyu Biu Registrar National Mathematical Centre NMC has urged the Federal Government to provide special funds to tertiary institutions to purchase relevant tools for successful e learning Biu said this at the 2nd Obiageli Adoro Memorial Lecture organised by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU NMC branch on Friday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the lecture was COVID 19 pandemic challenges and opportunities for industrial relation in tertiary institutions According to him the pandemic is real and has ravaged the university system in terms of loss of workforce disruption of academic calendar and cuts in budgetary allocation for infrastructure development He acknowledged the fact that there were so many demands on government but advised those in authority to take e learning seriously in the universities The Registrar posited that if the university system needed to make relevant progress or compete globally it must adopt e learning which involved the use of ICT for teaching learning research and other related academic activities Another thing I want you to take away is that the effect of the pandemic is not all that bad in fact the challenges have come with a lot of opportunities For example the issue of e learning involving the use of Information Communication Technology ICT for transmission of knowledge has been a way of life in the developed countries But in our country except the private universities the public universities for obvious reasons are not too much accustomed with the usage of ICT But the pandemic has opened up that area Biu however noted that reduction of resources could pose strain in the university system hence all relevant stakeholders should ensure that all their actions or inactions were guided by relevant national laws This I believe will reduce chances or opportunities for dispute in our campuses he added Mr Olorunsuyi Ademola Chairman of SSANU NMC chapter said that the memorial lecture was instituted to provide a platform for intellectual discourse on the real essence of unionism and build capacity on idea of human relation Ademola also said that the aim of the programme was to encourage the development of leadership skill and virtues and also foster productivity ethical development and national reorientation We gathered here today to mark the second year of the departure of our beloved sister Obiageli Adoro Though she exited this world two years ago her legacies as a true leader and an accomplished personality are still visible with us As we remember our fallen hero it is pertinent to recognize the ideas she stood for he said The chairman appreciated the respective union s zonal members for their financial support toward the construction of the union s secretariat while soliciting for more support from spirited Nigerians NAN reports that the union made a donation of N200 000 to the family of late Adoro to support their up keep Edited By Modupe Adeloye and Ephraims Sheyin Source NAN
    E-learning: Registrar advocates special fund for tertiary institutions
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    E-learning: Registrar advocates special fund for tertiary institutions

    Malam Aliyu Biu, Registrar, National Mathematical Centre (NMC), has urged the Federal Government to provide special funds to tertiary institutions to purchase relevant tools for successful e-learning.

    Biu said this at the 2nd Obiageli Adoro Memorial Lecture organised by the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), NMC branch, on Friday in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the theme of the lecture was “COVID-19 pandemic: challenges and opportunities for industrial relation in tertiary institutions”.

    According to him, the pandemic is real and has ravaged the university system in terms of loss of workforce, disruption of academic calendar and cuts in budgetary allocation for infrastructure development.

    He acknowledged the fact that there were so many demands on government, but advised those in authority to take e-learning seriously in the universities.

    The Registrar posited that if the university system needed to make relevant progress or compete globally, it must adopt e-learning which involved the use of ICT for teaching, learning, research and other related academic activities.

    “Another thing I want you to take away is that the effect of the pandemic is not all that bad; in fact, the challenges have come with a lot of opportunities.

    “For example, the issue of e-learning involving the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for transmission of knowledge, has been a way of life in the developed countries.

    “But in our country, except the private universities, the public universities, for obvious reasons, are not too much accustomed with the usage of ICT. But the pandemic has opened up that area.”

    Biu, however, noted that reduction of resources could pose strain in the university system, hence all relevant stakeholders should ensure that all their actions or inactions were guided by relevant national laws.

    “This, I believe, will reduce chances or opportunities for dispute in our campuses,” he added.

    Mr Olorunsuyi Ademola, Chairman of SSANUNMC chapter, said that the memorial lecture was instituted to provide a platform for intellectual discourse on the real essence of unionism and build capacity on idea of human relation.

    Ademola also said that the aim of the programme was to encourage the development of leadership skill and virtues, and also foster productivity, ethical development and national reorientation.

    “We gathered here today to mark the second year of the departure of our beloved sister, Obiageli Adoro.

    “Though she exited this world two years ago, her legacies as a true leader and an accomplished personality are still visible with us.

    “As we remember our fallen hero, it is pertinent to recognize the ideas she stood for,” he said.

    The chairman appreciated the respective union’s zonal members for their financial support toward the construction of the union’s secretariat while soliciting for more support from spirited Nigerians.

    NAN reports that the union made a donation of N200,000 to the family of late Adoro to support their up-keep. 


    Edited By: Modupe Adeloye and Ephraims Sheyin
    Source: NAN

  •  The Joint Action Committee and Congress JAC of the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara has passed a vote of confidence on the Vice Chacellor Prof Magaji Garba Garba recently came under attack by a group of concerned staff of the university This is contained in a statement signed by the Information Officer of the institution Mr Umar Usman and made available to newsmen in Gusau on SundayUsman stated that the JAC comprised the university s branches of Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU Non academic Staff Union of Universities NASU and National Association of Academic Technologists NAAT According to him the four bodies dissociated themselves from a petition written on the University s Vice Chancellor Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Internal Council Members representing the Senate of the University The chairmen of the four unions have in a communique issued after their emergency meeting on Thursday 17th September 2020 affirmed the stand of the unions on the issue of a petition claimed to have been written by the concerned members of the University staff the statement added News Agency of Nigeria recalls that on Aug 5 a group from the institution referred to as Concerned Persons had in a petition addressed to the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Education urged the National Assembly to look into their grievances in order to save the university from collapse The petition titled Petition about the Systematic Corruption and Abuse of Office against the Vice Chancellor Chief Executive Prof Magaji Garba of the Federal University Gusau Zamfara State was signed on behalf of the group by N S Danbala Esq It cited among others that the vice chancellor had arrogated all powers of running the university to himself and needed the institution s records to be put straight before the vice chancellor completes his term The petitioners also alleged that the vice chancellor had caused huge loses on the university funds due to illegal award of contracts The University Council has earlier ratified recommendations of an Investigation Committee which found the VC guilty of corruption disregard to due process bribery financial misappropriation illegal staff recruitment divide and rule tactics and illegal deals the petitioners added Edited By Shittu Obassa Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    Petition: Unions pass vote of confidence on VC
     The Joint Action Committee and Congress JAC of the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara has passed a vote of confidence on the Vice Chacellor Prof Magaji Garba Garba recently came under attack by a group of concerned staff of the university This is contained in a statement signed by the Information Officer of the institution Mr Umar Usman and made available to newsmen in Gusau on SundayUsman stated that the JAC comprised the university s branches of Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU Non academic Staff Union of Universities NASU and National Association of Academic Technologists NAAT According to him the four bodies dissociated themselves from a petition written on the University s Vice Chancellor Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration and Internal Council Members representing the Senate of the University The chairmen of the four unions have in a communique issued after their emergency meeting on Thursday 17th September 2020 affirmed the stand of the unions on the issue of a petition claimed to have been written by the concerned members of the University staff the statement added News Agency of Nigeria recalls that on Aug 5 a group from the institution referred to as Concerned Persons had in a petition addressed to the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Education urged the National Assembly to look into their grievances in order to save the university from collapse The petition titled Petition about the Systematic Corruption and Abuse of Office against the Vice Chancellor Chief Executive Prof Magaji Garba of the Federal University Gusau Zamfara State was signed on behalf of the group by N S Danbala Esq It cited among others that the vice chancellor had arrogated all powers of running the university to himself and needed the institution s records to be put straight before the vice chancellor completes his term The petitioners also alleged that the vice chancellor had caused huge loses on the university funds due to illegal award of contracts The University Council has earlier ratified recommendations of an Investigation Committee which found the VC guilty of corruption disregard to due process bribery financial misappropriation illegal staff recruitment divide and rule tactics and illegal deals the petitioners added Edited By Shittu Obassa Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    Petition: Unions pass vote of confidence on VC
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    Petition: Unions pass vote of confidence on VC

    The Joint Action Committee and Congress (JAC) of the Federal University, Gusau in Zamfara, has passed a vote of confidence on the Vice-Chacellor, Prof. Magaji Garba.

    Garba recently came under attack by a group of concerned staff of the university.

    This is contained in a statement signed by the Information Officer of the institution, Mr. Umar Usman and made available to newsmen in Gusau on Sunday

    Usman stated that the JAC comprised the university’s branches of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).

    According to him, the four bodies “dissociated themselves from a petition written on the University’s Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration and Internal Council Members representing the Senate of the University.

    “The chairmen of the four unions have in a communique issued after their emergency meeting on Thursday, 17th September, 2020 affirmed the stand of the unions on the issue of a petition claimed to have been written by the concerned members of the University staff,” the statement added.

    News Agency of Nigeria recalls that on Aug.5, a group from the institution referred to as “Concerned Persons,” had in a petition addressed to the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Education, urged the National Assembly to look into their grievances in order to save the university from collapse.

    The petition titled “Petition about the Systematic Corruption and Abuse of Office against the Vice Chancellor/Chief Executive, Prof. Magaji Garba of the Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State,” was signed on behalf of the group by N.S.Danbala Esq.

    It cited among others that the vice-chancellor had arrogated all powers of running the university to himself and needed the institution’s records to be put straight before the vice-chancellor completes his term.

    The petitioners also alleged that the vice-chancellor had caused “huge loses on the university funds due to illegal award of contracts”.

    “The University Council has earlier ratified recommendations of an Investigation Committee which found the VC guilty of corruption, disregard to due process  bribery, financial misappropriation, illegal staff recruitment, divide and rule tactics and illegal deals,” the petitioners added.


    Edited By: Shittu Obassa/Maharazu Ahmed
    Source: NAN

  •  Normal activities resumed at the Lagos State University LASU Ojo on Wednesday following the suspension of a two day protest by the academic staff and non academic staff unions of the institution The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two main gates leading into the institution were barricaded by the unions on Monday and Tuesday to protest against the delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in Lagos State The gates were later opened after the unions meeting with the state s Head of Service Mr Hakeem Muri Okunola The unions comprise the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Non Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU Mr Saheed Oseni Chairman SSANU LASU Chapter said that the Head of Service Mr Hakeem Muri Okunola assured the unions that government would start to pay the minimum wage by October We had a meeting with Mr Muri Okunola yesterday on the implementation of minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in the state The Head of Service during the meeting said that the government was committed to commence the implementation of minimum wage across all tertiary institutions in the state We are also having another meeting with the Lagos State House of Assembly this morning to consolidate on the meeting we had with the Head of Service Since the gate has been opened definitely academic activities will commence Oseni said Also Mr Moruf Sanni Chairman NASU LASU chapter said that the protest was called off because the state government had promised to implement the new minimum wage According to Sanni members will want to receive their minimum wage first before talking about the arrears The management of LASU will determine the commencement of academic activities for the students he said Mr Ademola Adekoya Head of Centre for Information Press and Public Relations LASU said that normal activities had resumed in the institution Adekoya said that lectures would commence on Sept 21 for final year students at the undergraduate level NAN reports that both the management staff and students of the institution as well as visitors with verified identification cards now have access to the institution Edited By Folasade Adeniran Peter Dada Source NAN
    LASU resumes normal activities after unions’ protest over minimum wage implementation
     Normal activities resumed at the Lagos State University LASU Ojo on Wednesday following the suspension of a two day protest by the academic staff and non academic staff unions of the institution The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two main gates leading into the institution were barricaded by the unions on Monday and Tuesday to protest against the delay in the implementation of the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in Lagos State The gates were later opened after the unions meeting with the state s Head of Service Mr Hakeem Muri Okunola The unions comprise the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Non Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions NASU and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU Mr Saheed Oseni Chairman SSANU LASU Chapter said that the Head of Service Mr Hakeem Muri Okunola assured the unions that government would start to pay the minimum wage by October We had a meeting with Mr Muri Okunola yesterday on the implementation of minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in the state The Head of Service during the meeting said that the government was committed to commence the implementation of minimum wage across all tertiary institutions in the state We are also having another meeting with the Lagos State House of Assembly this morning to consolidate on the meeting we had with the Head of Service Since the gate has been opened definitely academic activities will commence Oseni said Also Mr Moruf Sanni Chairman NASU LASU chapter said that the protest was called off because the state government had promised to implement the new minimum wage According to Sanni members will want to receive their minimum wage first before talking about the arrears The management of LASU will determine the commencement of academic activities for the students he said Mr Ademola Adekoya Head of Centre for Information Press and Public Relations LASU said that normal activities had resumed in the institution Adekoya said that lectures would commence on Sept 21 for final year students at the undergraduate level NAN reports that both the management staff and students of the institution as well as visitors with verified identification cards now have access to the institution Edited By Folasade Adeniran Peter Dada Source NAN
    LASU resumes normal activities after unions’ protest over minimum wage implementation
    Education2 years ago

    LASU resumes normal activities after unions’ protest over minimum wage implementation

    Normal activities resumed at the Lagos State University (LASU),Ojo,  on Wednesday following the suspension of a two-day protest by the academic staff and non-academic staff  unions of the institution.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the two main gates leading into the institution were barricaded by the unions on  Monday and Tuesday to protest against the  delay in the implementation of  the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in Lagos State.

    The gates were later opened after the unions’ meeting with the state’s Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

    The unions comprise: the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

    Mr Saheed Oseni, Chairman, SSANU, LASU Chapter,  said that the Head of Service,Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, assured the unions that government would start to pay the minimum wage by October.

    “We had a meeting with Mr  Muri-Okunola yesterday  on the implementation of minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in the state.

    “The Head of Service  during the meeting said that  the government was committed  to commence the implementation of minimum wage across all tertiary institutions in the state.

    “We are also having another meeting with the Lagos State House of Assembly this morning to consolidate on the meeting we had with the  Head of Service.

    “Since the gate has been opened definitely academic activities will commence,” Oseni said.

    Also, Mr Moruf Sanni, Chairman, NASU, LASU chapter, said that the protest was called off because the state government had promised to  implement the  new minimum wage.

    According to Sanni, members will want to receive their minimum wage first,before talking about the arrears.

    “The management of LASU will determine the commencement of academic activities for the students,”he said.

    Mr Ademola Adekoya,Head of Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, LASU, said that normal activities had resumed in the institution.

    Adekoya said that lectures would commence on Sept.21 for final year students at the undergraduate level.

    NAN reports that  both the management,  staff and  students of the institution as well as visitors  with verified identification cards now have access to the institution.


    Edited By: Folasade Adeniran/Peter Dada
    Source: NAN

  •  Mrs Funmi Sessi the Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress NLC Lagos State chapter on Monday urged the state government to implement payment of the new national minimum wage for tertiary institutions workers Sessi made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria during the protest of academic and non academic unions of the Lagos State University LASU Ojo The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the unions include Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Non Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions NASU and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had assented to the payment of N30 000 as the new National Minimum Wage Bill which became law on April 18 2019 Sessi said that the state government as owner of the institutions should not be sectional to their workers Other state workers have been enjoying their minimum wage since last year Until they do certain things at all tertiary institutions in the state we will not agree NLC at the national levels is behind the decisions of the unions and they will not accept the delay of the implementation of minimum wage Sessi said She added that education was very expensive to run and government should be ready to do the needful by approving and paying the workers their minimum wage and arrears Recently we had virtual meeting with the Lagos State Government at the education sector we deliberated extensively about school resumption in the state We observed and informed them that the countries which hurriedly reopened schools are now experiencing the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic For example immediately South Africa resumed schools within three days they recorded 6 000 cases of COVID 19 pandemic and immediately they shut down their schools We do not want such to happen in Nigeria by exposing our students to such because some people still believe there is no COVID 19 in the country Sessi said She said government knew that Lagos State was the epic centre of COVID 19 so why were they rushing to open schools Government should implore other means of virtual learning to teach the students recently LASU conducted virtual examinations for their post graduate students Government has so many things to do before tertiary institutions can resume academic activities All students should go back home for safety especially female students should go back to their parents Sessi said Edited By Abiemwense Moru Olagoke Olatoye Source NAN
    Pay minimum wage to tertiary institutions workers in Lagos- NLC
     Mrs Funmi Sessi the Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress NLC Lagos State chapter on Monday urged the state government to implement payment of the new national minimum wage for tertiary institutions workers Sessi made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria during the protest of academic and non academic unions of the Lagos State University LASU Ojo The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the unions include Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Non Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions NASU and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities SSANU NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had assented to the payment of N30 000 as the new National Minimum Wage Bill which became law on April 18 2019 Sessi said that the state government as owner of the institutions should not be sectional to their workers Other state workers have been enjoying their minimum wage since last year Until they do certain things at all tertiary institutions in the state we will not agree NLC at the national levels is behind the decisions of the unions and they will not accept the delay of the implementation of minimum wage Sessi said She added that education was very expensive to run and government should be ready to do the needful by approving and paying the workers their minimum wage and arrears Recently we had virtual meeting with the Lagos State Government at the education sector we deliberated extensively about school resumption in the state We observed and informed them that the countries which hurriedly reopened schools are now experiencing the second wave of COVID 19 pandemic For example immediately South Africa resumed schools within three days they recorded 6 000 cases of COVID 19 pandemic and immediately they shut down their schools We do not want such to happen in Nigeria by exposing our students to such because some people still believe there is no COVID 19 in the country Sessi said She said government knew that Lagos State was the epic centre of COVID 19 so why were they rushing to open schools Government should implore other means of virtual learning to teach the students recently LASU conducted virtual examinations for their post graduate students Government has so many things to do before tertiary institutions can resume academic activities All students should go back home for safety especially female students should go back to their parents Sessi said Edited By Abiemwense Moru Olagoke Olatoye Source NAN
    Pay minimum wage to tertiary institutions workers in Lagos- NLC
    Education2 years ago

    Pay minimum wage to tertiary institutions workers in Lagos- NLC

    Mrs Funmi Sessi, the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Lagos State chapter, on Monday urged the state government to implement  payment of the new national minimum wage for tertiary institutions workers.

    Sessi made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria during the protest of academic and non-academic unions of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the unions include: Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

    NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had assented to the payment of N30,000 as the new National Minimum Wage Bill, which became law on April 18, 2019.

    Sessi said that the state government as owner of the institutions, should not be sectional to their workers.

    “Other state workers have been enjoying their minimum wage since last year. Until they do certain things at all tertiary institutions in the state, we will not agree.

    NLC at the national levels is behind the decisions of the unions, and they will not accept the delay of the implementation of minimum wage,” Sessi said.

    She added that education was very expensive to run and government should be ready to do the needful by approving and paying the workers their minimum wage and arrears.

    “Recently, we had virtual meeting with the Lagos State Government at the education sector; we deliberated extensively about school resumption in the state.

    “We observed and informed them that the countries, which hurriedly reopened schools, are now experiencing the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

    “For example, immediately South Africa resumed schools within three days, they recorded 6,000 cases of COVID-19 pandemic, and immediately they shut down their schools.

    “We do not want such to happen in Nigeria by exposing our students to such, because some people still believe there is no COVID-19 in the country,” Sessi said.

    She said government knew that Lagos State was the epic centre of COVID-19, so why were they rushing to open schools.

    “Government should implore other means of virtual learning to teach the students; recently LASU conducted virtual examinations for their post graduate students.

    “Government has so many things to do before tertiary institutions can resume academic activities.

    “All students should go back home for safety, especially female students should go back to their parents,” Sessi said.


    Edited By: Abiemwense Moru/Olagoke Olatoye
    Source: NAN

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