The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have rejected the Federal Government’s sharing formula for the recently released forty billion naira earned allowances.
SSANU’s President, Mohammed Ibrahim described the sharing formula as ‘evil’ stressing that there are four unions within the university system – ASUU, SSANU, NASU and Association of University Technicians. He wondered how one out of the four unions would take 75 percent of the forty billion naira released by the federal government. He said the action amounts to unfair treatment and is unacceptable.
“The sharing formula is evil because we have four unions in a university. How can you now allow one union to take thirty million naira and give ten million naira to three other unions to share. This is evil and unacceptable.
“For us in SSANU and by extension, JAAB, what we are saying is that unions don’t have business in sharing money. The monies released are not largesse, they are earned allowances and there are rightful owners.
“Government as the employer of labour in the university system should make the monies to the university management and not the unions.”