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Strike: Kano varsity workers lament refusal to pay withheld entitlements

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), has called on the Kano State government to pay its members their entitlements, because life has become unbearable for the affected members in the midst of economic hardships in the country.

SSANU North-west zone worried  that the Kano state government is owing members of two State owned universities entitlements ranging from promotions arrears; hazard arrears; arrears of earned allowance as well as 2018 consequential adjustment on the minimum wage arrears. 

The union said the two universities being owed their entitlements are Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, ADUSTECH, formally, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil and Yusuf Maitama Sule University, YUMSUK formally, Northwest University, Kano. 

According to a statement at the end of its 6th Regular Executive Council Meeting, held at Federal University Birnin Kebbi, signed by the National Vice President, Comrade Aliyu Adamu and the zonal Ag. Secretary Comrade Hauwa Abdullahi Danbatta, stated that “its surprising that Kano state government is yet to pay SSANU members at ADUSTECH, Wudil the 2021 and 2022 promotions arrears; hazard arrears; arrears of earned allowance as well as consequential adjustment on minimum wage arrears.”

The statement further explained, “At YUMSUK, our members are yet to receive the outstanding six months consequential adjustment arrears. Even the palliative paid to civil servants in Kano state was not given to our members of the two state owned universities.”

The North West Zone SSANU while describing the action of government as “absurd”, said, “Our understanding and belief on the Kano State administration’s priority to education is put to check by the inability of the government to settle our members entitlements as well as the absence of governing council for more than a year in the two state owned universities.”

The union further said the neglect meted out to workers in the two universities leaves much to be desired and called on the state government to immediately reconstitute the governing 

councils of both universities and without further delay pay all the arrears of salaries and allowances being owed the workers.

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