Following allegations against management of Federal University Kashere, Gombe state, by the
Earned allowances to federal universities: Kashere VC defends disbursement of N142 m
Institution’s Joint Action Committee (JAC) over non payment of their Earned Allowances, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Alhassan Mohammed Gani has explained how N142 million was disbursed.
He told journalists during an interview that the Federal Government had released N142 million out of the N704 million expected for the Earned Allowances for all Staff of the University.
He explained that the released sum was on the ratio of 80 per cent for the academic staff and 20
per cent for the non academic staff.
The non academic staff comprises the Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and the National Association of Academic
Technologists (NAAT) who formed the JAC, are in the forefront of the demand.
Earlier, the JAC had through its chairman, Mukhtar Mohammed told Journalists that the union had resolved to embark on a five days warning
strike due to non compliance with it’s request to release the template used for the disbursement of
the funds for the school.
The VC however denied the allegation saying, “The University management had invited all the
unions to come and work out the modalities for disbursement of the Earned Allowance released to
He explained that “The Federal Government had released the earned allowance to be paid to
university staff in the ratio of 20 per cent to non teaching staff and 80 per cent to teaching staff and the university management had invited the unions to come and work out the modalities for the disbursement of the allowance released to the university.
“We did that with Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non
Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASUU).
“However, three unions, SSANU, NASUU and NAAT, came together as JAC and I made sure that
when the earned allowance was released, I asked my Bursar, the Registrar to inform the unions that we have received this money, and they should come forward so that we sit together, disburse the
money according to the template because their earned allowance are clearly itemized” Professor
He explained further that, “This allowance that was released is for 2009 to 2016 and the University had already paid up to May 2017 and we are still paying some of the components of the Earned
Allowances like responsibility, over time, shifting allowance and occupational hazard even without
funding from the Federal Government up to date”.
But the JAC Chairman had also alleged that “We had employed all measures to resolve the
problem; these include a request for the release of the template used for the payment. We asked the management to give us the template so that we can be sure of what we earn and what is due to our members, but they refused”.
Mr. Mukhtar also alleged that the Union which had struggled for the release of the money was
given N28 million out of the N142 million released for the payment of the Earned Allowances but
regretted that ninety per cent of their members did not benefit from the funds.