[Cross River]–The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has expressed displeasure over non-payment of the balance of earned allowances arrears and FGN’s lack of commitment to fully implement the 2009 FGN/NAAT Agreement.
The displeasure was made known through a communiqué, which was jointly signed by the President of the Association, Sani Suleiman and General Secretary, Iyoyo Hamilton, issued at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the University of Calabar.
“NAAT frowns at the shortfall in personnel cost currently experienced by Federal and State Universities, and therefore urges FGN as a matter of urgency to arrest the situation for sustenance of peace in the University System. NAAT expresses displeasure over non-payment of the balance of earned allowances arrears and FGN’s lack of commitment to fully implement the 2009 FGN/NAAT Agreement.” it said.
“The Union therefore demands immediate payment of the arrears and full implementation of the agreement in order to avoid industrial disharmony. NAAT equally implores the federal government to speed up the agreement renegotiation process between the unions and its team,” it added.
The association also expressed worry about the growing allegation of corruption against university administrators in recent times, the association said it is important for the federal government to move with precision and sanction any administrator found wanting.
NAAT observed that the efforts of the Federal Government on resolving the economic recession are still not enough and producing less impact that is not efficient enough to return the economy to the path of growth and development.
It further said: “NAAT observes with dismay, the current economic recession being experienced by the country and urges FGN to quickly put in motion all machineries necessary to arrest the situation, in order to bring succour to the suffering masses.”Please Follow Us @ThePageNg