|Professor Raphael Ajayi Omolehin|
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Raphael Ajayi has assured the members of National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT of management’s position on the stoppage of the occupational hazard allowance earlier enjoyed by members of the union. Professor Ajayi said management was not unmindful of their plight and was doing everything possible to ascertain the authenticity of the allowance.
Also, FUOYE management is liaising with the Federal Ministry of Education as well as the National Universities Commission to establish the white paper authorizing the payment of the contentious occupational allowance.
According to Professor Ajayi “ the management will not relent in paying right from when the allowance was stopped as soon as the white paper authorizing the payment was found.”
Also speaking, the Registrar, Mr Daniel Adeyemo, said he had urged the leadership of the union through its chairman Comrade Dayo Ajibaye, to assist the management to establish the whereabouts of the white paper to enable prompt action by the university authorities. The Registrar commended the peaceful conduct by the union members assuring no stone would be left unturned to ensure that justice prevailed.
While responding to some of the demands which include delay in the release of promotions, the Registrar said they just came out of a meeting on the promotion of staff
assuring that it was adequately being handled.
The duo were talking when members of the union staged a peaceful demonstration to the administrative block to press home their demands. They both spoke for the Vice Chancellor who was attending to some very pressing issues while enjoining the workers to continue to give peace a chance while the issues would be amicably resolved.
Earlier, the chairman of the FUOYE chapter of NAAT, Comrade Dayo Ajibaye said his members were known for peace and that explained why they conducted themselves peacefully so as not to cause breach of peace in the institution. The union leader hinted that they had earlier given the management an ultimatum which was meant to elapse on Thursday, March 30th. He urged the management to their demands before the ultimatum expired.
Some of the issues raised by the union leader were the stoppage of the monthly educational hazard, delay in the release of promotion, obsolete laboratory facilities.