Unpaid Salary: 2019/2020 Staff Were Not Properly Employed, But I Am Working on Pay Rolling Them

In Breaking News, Education, Podcast

By Ogar Monday

Listen To The Report

Prof. Florence Obi, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, has stated that the 2019/2020 workers of the school had anomalies in their employment, but that she has been pulling all the strings within her reach to ensure that they are payrolled.

Obi who was speaking at the hearing of the House of Representative Committee on Public Petitions in Abuja, said the employment which was done before her administration as the head of the institution, had “procedural breaches” and was done “in flagrant disregard to the approved employment template by the University at that time.”

Obi told the Committee that she has “made several visits to IPPIS, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation for the affected staff to be payrolled, but was told there was no clearance from the Budget Office hence no monetary backing to payroll them.”

She also added, “I also visited the Budget Office for clearance to payroll the petitioners by IPPIS. The Budget Office insisted on revalidation of the said approval by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation before clearance and financial backing can be made.”

The Vice-Chancellor pleaded with the Committee to dwell on “the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to revalidate the approval of 2019 to accommodate the overflow due to the lack of conformity to the approved template,” and to allow the institution to employ more academic staff to fill in the manpower shortage in some newly created departments.

Earlier speaking, Mr. Bamidele Precious, one of the petitioners said they have been suffering because of the lack of salaries.

Bamidele said they have all been assigned responsibilities which they have been carrying out with due diligence.

He asked the Committee to come to their aid and save them from starvation and the debts that the situation has dug them into.

Responding, Hon. Jerry Alagboso, Chairman of the Committee, thanked both parties for their maturity all through the course of the imbroglio.

The Committee commended the VC for her efforts so far and asked her to continue to do what she can to settle the problem.

The sitting was later adjourned to the 14th of July, 2022 for further action.

The petitioners, employed by the University in 2019/20, petitioned the Vice-Chancellor of the University to the House Representatives over unpaid salaries.

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism

CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.


New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here

Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

Cross River, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, Abia And Osun To Benefit From USDA $22 Million Cocoa Value Chain Support

By Ogar Monday Cross River, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Ondo, Abia, and Osun States are set to benefit from the


Sunday Musings: Social Media And The Resurgence Of African Spirituality…BY AGBA JALINGO

With the advent of social media, marginalized and vulnerable groups all over the world found a major and veritable


Never Be Afraid Of Asking Questions… BY AGBA JALINGO 

Freedom House, America’s oldest think thank, devoted to the support and defense of democracy around the world, was formally


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now