The Leadership of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-teaching Staff Unions of Universities (NASU) on Wednesday issued the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to reverse the sharing formula of N22.127 billion approved as payment of earned allowances for universities staff.
The JAC non-teaching staff are the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non-Academic Staff Unions of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
Mr Peters Adeyemi, the NASU General Secretary, said this in a letter jointly signed by Mr Mohammed Ibrahim, SSANU President, in Abuja.
The letter was addressed to Sen Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, and titled, ”Refusal of Federal Government to honour Memorandum of Action”.
Recall that N40 billion earned allowances was earlier released by the Federal Government for the four Universities based unions where ASUU was also allocated 75 percent and 25 to the other three unions.
The Federal Government of Nigeria also recently assured the payment of N22.127 billion as earned allowances for the University staff with the sharing formula.
Adeyemi described the sharing formula as injustice meted out to them.
He also urged the Federal Government to reverse the sharing formula immediately so as not to cause industrial dispute in the university system.