Labour raises alarm over corruption in federal universities, call for visiting panel

by | March 8, 2018 7:22 pm

Organised labour and its affiliates on Thursday called for inauguration of visiting panel that will investigate alleged corruption being perpetuated in federal universities across the country.

Ayuba Wabba, President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Samson Ugwoke, President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) gave the charged during a peaceful protest staged by over 400 striking Non-Teaching staff of Federal Universities at the National Assembly and Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, over prolonged delay in the payment of over N100 billion Earned Allowances.

The three striking unions, namely: Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU).

Some of the placards displayed by members of the unions read: ‘Set up Visiting Panel to our universities’; ‘Stop corruption in our Universities’; “Impunity breeds anarchy, stop it in our Universities’; ‘Government must respect agreements freely entered into’; ‘Government respect Court order on Staff Schools’; ‘Our allowances are our rights, pay us outrightly’, and many others.