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ASUP lauds FG for paying minimum wage arrears

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has lauded the Federal Government for paying the arrears of the National Minimum Wage Arrears (NMWA) to its members.
The commendation is contained in a communique signed by Aminu Umar, zonal publicity secretary of zone ‘A’ of ASUP at the end of the second quarter 2022 zonal executive council meeting in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.

The council commended the federal government, saying, “There are many challenges associated with the Integrated Pay and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) ranging from underpayment to omissions.

“Other problems include the disbursement of resuscitation funds, the appointment of unqualified principals and others.

“Urgent action is needed to ensure harmonious coexistence,” the council said.

The council also noted that the Consolidated Staffing Structure of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education (CONPCASS) has not been implemented at polytechnics in Katsina, Kaduna and Zamfara states polytechnics.

He also pointed to the non-implementation of the 2022 promotions at Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure, Jigawa.

“The Council is angered that the Kano State Government recently lifted the retirement age of 65 years for staff of polytechnics while its earlier announcement was widely applauded by all quarters.

“The council urges the government to expedite the passage of the bill as it is of great importance to the state,” he said.

“We also frown at the non remittance and delay of union dues, third party deductions, promotions and promotion arrears by the federal and state governments of Zamfara, Kano, Niger and other states,” he said.

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