Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has called on the Federal Government to ensure fairness in the sharing of the Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) promised to all unions in the university system.
The government, on Friday, in a meeting with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), raised the EAA to ₦40 billion to be shared among the four universities-based unions.
In a statement on Sunday in Abuja, the association’s President, Mohammed Ibrahim said the union would resist the introduction of any other payment platform aside from the IPPIS or the one being conceived by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of SSANU and NASU.
He stated that the government should ensure that the money passes through the universities’ governing councils, which have the template of the sharing formula.
Ibrahim said: “We are ready to take the government head-on if an unjust disbursement of earned allowances is contemplated.
“The government should be ready to face the full wrath of SSANU and the outcome may be an eye-opener for those who have always underestimated SSANU and assume that the welfare of the non-teaching unions can be treated with levity at the expense of other categories of staff. I wish to tell people who think that way that they may be in for a shocker.”