Poly lecturers demand payment of withheld salaries, arrears


Polytechnic lecturers have demanded an immediate release of all promotion arrears owed by both federal and state institutions.

The lecturers also demanded the payment of salaries owned by state institutions like Abia, Imo, Benue, Osun, Ogun and Edo states.

The lecturers under the umbrella body of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) described as “obsolete salary regimes” being enforced in states like Zamfara, Jigawa and Borno state.

President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, urged the mentioned states to release the withheld salaries of its members and implement an appropriate salary regime for them.

The union also asked the Federal Government to rectify all the anomalies associated with and reported in the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.

Ezeibe said: “We demand the rectification of all anomalies associated with and reported on IPPIS;

“Release of the arrears of minimum wage consequential adjustments to our members in Federal institutions and implementation of the law in states;

“Release of all promotion arrears owed members by both federal and state institutions;

“Recall of victimised union officials in affected institutions and cessation of further acts of victimisation in the sector;

“Reconstitution of the dissolved governing councils without delay and setting up of visitation panels for the institutions;

“Release of the reviewed Scheme of Service and Conditions of Service;

“And the resumption of the ASUP/FGN 2010 agreement renegotiation.”