THE Management of the Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, Edo State, has said that it is up-to-date in the payment of salaries for all staff in the institution.
This is contained in a statement issued by the institution’s acting registrar, Mr Ambrose Odiase,” he noted.
The university said that 2,260 regular staff and pensioners had received their February 2023 salary.
The institution also stated further that the “management considers it strange that with all the efforts it has made over the months in the payment of salaries, a group of politicians’ poster boys would still come out and describe the payment as “rumour”, “selective”, etc.
The latest payment of February, 2023 salaries is a case in point.
“It is certainly beyond rumour that over 2,260 regular staff and pensioners have received their February 2023 salaries, including some of the academics making all the loud noises in defence of falsehood.
The records are there for everyone to see and management may be compelled to publish the list of those who have so far been paid,” he said.
The registrar noted that the management had been paying gross salaries since December 2021; hence, he said the claim that it owed 27-month check off to the welfare union was untrue.
He noted, however, that only staff members who refused to be captured in the Edo government’s directed verification and biometric enrollment were not paid.
This set of staff, he said, had been removed from the payroll and declared ghost workers and therefore had no claim to any salary.
He stated that the management of the institution remained committed to its set goal of repositioning the university in line with the vision of the state government.
According to him, the management will not be cowed or intimidated by the onslaught of sponsored attacks on it.