The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter have appealed to the Federal Government to pay their salaries.
The Chairman of SSUNU, UI chapter, Comrade Wale Akinremi, spoke with reporters at the weekend.
He said life has not been easy for the workers in the university because of the shortfall in payment of salaries.
According to him, the development has affected school system because the workers are psychologically unbalanced due to heavy indebtedness of bank loans and inability to take care of their homes.
He added that the university workers have been suffering from this since December last year while their counterparts in other universities who are in similar circumstance have resolved the issue.
Akinremi wondered why only workers of the University of Ibadan are experiencing hardship coupled with lack of incentives while he said the workers are not willing to go on strike but if situation don’t improve, they willing resort to strike.
Also speaking, the Chairman NASU of the university, Comrade Oluwasegun Arojo, said there is no assurance that the Federal Government would be able to pay debts.
Arojo said the university workers have reliably confirmed that the shortfall from the Federal Government is 92 per cent but the workers are only receiving only 50 per cent of salaries.