• VC thanks Staff for their Patience, Commitment

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has passed a vote of confidence on the Management of Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State for improving staff welfare.

This was made known yesterday during an extraordinary congress of the association held at the University auditorium.

Meanwhile, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba has expressed his profound appreciation to staff for their Patience and commitment to duty despite their economic challenges made worse by the non-payment of their June 2017 salaries till now.

The Vice Chancellor while addressing an emergency congress of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, FUNAI chapter noted that despite the economic challenges facing staff, they were still coming to work and discharging their duties maximally, praying that God would bless them for their show of loyalty to the University’s vision.

He maintained that the University Management had done nothing wrong to warrant the blockage of its TSA account by the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation since 5th of May, 2017, stressing that all efforts had been put in top gear to reverse it. He added that in no distant time all their salaries would be paid, even as the University Bursar, Mr. Rafiu Aliu informed staff that their July salaries have been credited to the University’s GIFMISS account and would be paid any moment from now.

He further stated that the University was in the era of sacrifice, saying “I cannot be flying business class and going on convoy when the students have no seats to sit.” Also noting that the institution was building its public image, hence his decision to maintain that the second semester examinations should go on despite the paucity of fund. This, according to him was to ensure stability in the University academic calendar.

Prof. Nwajiuba also used the opportunity to charge the staff to continue discharging their tasks with dedication and utter commitment, urging them to abstain from actions that could portray their work-related activities as inefficient, as many public servants tend to do these days.


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