Workers under the auspices of the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have berated the federal government over its inability to pay arrears of the new minimum wage.
They lament that government has failed to pay the arrears peacefully as agreed despite assurances by the Minister of Finance and Budget, Zainab Ahmad, that payment would be made not later than December 31, 2019.
The union, in a statement signed by Dr. Mafuyai Godwin Magit, NAAT Head of Public Relations, explained that it enrolled into the Integrated Payroll Personal Information System in good faith, adding that it complied with the government’s directives. The union however, noted that government has not been consistent in its obligations on salaries, checkup dues, and other obligatory deductions as it concerned academic technologists in universities.
“It is on this premise that the union wishes to implore the federal government to always keep to agreements made with unions to avoid unnecessary industrial unrest in the educational institutions,” it said.