Wednesday, January 26, 2022
More

    Latest Posts

    I’ll keep the baby, says lady Sammie Okposo ‘impregnated’

    African Doll, the US-based lady allegedly impregnated by gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, has said she will keep the baby because she doesn’t...

    Kwara reaffirms use of hijab in public schools

    Kwara State Government has reaffirmed the use of the hijab by willing Muslim schoolgirls in all categories of public schools in the...

    Senate re-amends electoral bill to define mode of primaries

    The Senate on Tuesday re-amended the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2022, for a second time, to include provisions that clearly define the...

    2023: INEC records surge in voter registration

    The Independent National Electoral Commission says fresh registration in the third quarter of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration nationwide has hit 5,173,335.

    AGF frustrating our members, says ASUU

    The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has said the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation is frustrating members of the group because they discredited the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.

    Ogunyemi, in an interview with The PUNCH, urged the OAGF not to cause another crisis in Nigerian universities.

    In a recent report in The PUNCH, the Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said any person conceiving a strike after about one year of downing tools would be doing a disservice to students.

    However, Ogunyemi maintained that the Federal Government should not expect ASUU to be silent while their dues were being withheld on frivolous excuses.

    He revealed that the union would meet with the Federal Government on Thursday.

    “A substantial number of our membership are unduly denied their earned salaries and subjected to indescribable level of hardship. So, we call on all well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on the Accountant-General of the Federation not to precipitate another round of crisis in our universities.

    “The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has defaulted in releasing the withheld check-off deductions. It has also failed to pay the withheld salaries of some of our members in many universities.

    “Our Memorandum of Action stipulates that government will continue to pay the salaries of our members pending the validation of UTAS by NITAD. But the IPPIS agents have intensified efforts to manipulate, cajole and coerce our members to enroll in IPPIS by denying them their salaries for periods ranging from four to 12 months.

    “This reinforces our suspicion that the OAGF is surreptitiously working to scuttle the adoption of UTAS, to which government has been committed. We have complained to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who facilitated the whole process that culminated in December 2020 ASUU-FGN MoA,” he added.

    While responding to the allegation, the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, through its spokesperson, Henshaw Ogubike, said it was not aware of claims by ASUU that the OAGF was not remitting deducted funds and was violating the no-work-no-pay agreement, as well as not paying over 100 new staff.

    Ogubike said, “We have been attacked by different branches of the union and there seem not to be a unified front. Maybe other ministries such as labour or education could know about it.”

    Copyright PUNCH.

    Latest Posts

    I’ll keep the baby, says lady Sammie Okposo ‘impregnated’

    African Doll, the US-based lady allegedly impregnated by gospel singer, Sammie Okposo, has said she will keep the baby because she doesn’t...

    Kwara reaffirms use of hijab in public schools

    Kwara State Government has reaffirmed the use of the hijab by willing Muslim schoolgirls in all categories of public schools in the...

    Senate re-amends electoral bill to define mode of primaries

    The Senate on Tuesday re-amended the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, 2022, for a second time, to include provisions that clearly define the...

    2023: INEC records surge in voter registration

    The Independent National Electoral Commission says fresh registration in the third quarter of the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration nationwide has hit 5,173,335.

    Don't Miss

    IPOB’s sit-at-home grounds South-East, Kanu’s trial holds today

    Hoodlums, suspected to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, on Tuesday, stormed the St Theresa Catholic Church, Calcutta Parish, Awada,...

    N20bn: Tinubu, Alpha Beta ex-MD discuss out-of-court settlement

    A former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting, Dapo Apara, the All Progressives Congress leader, Bola Tinubu; and the current Managing Director...

    Terrorism charge: I’m not guilty, says Nnamdi Kanu

    The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, pleaded not guilty to the fresh amended 15-count charge...

    BBNaija’s Ka3na says her marriage is over

    Former Big Brother Naija housemate Ka3na Jones has announced the end of her marriage to her husband, Mr Jones.

    Nnamdi Kanu: FG brings documentary evidence to court

    The Federal Government may today (Wednesday) open the trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu on...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.