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ASUU Raps FG Over Non-payment Of N5bn

ASUU Raps FG Over Non-payment Of N5bn

The Federal Government (FG) has not remitted a sum of N5bn requested by ASUU In Check-Off Dues and Cooperative Deductions.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has rapped the Federal Government of Nigeria over the alleged non-remittance of Union Check-Off Dues and Cooperative deductions to the tune of over N5billion.

Chairman of ASUU, University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole disclosed to journalists that over N300 million of check-off dues and Cooperative monies of University of Ibadan academic staff are currently trapped in the coffers of the Nigerian Government.

Read also; ASUU Strike Looms Again As FG Defaults

This he said has made access to Welfare Support by the Institution’s Staff very difficult.

According to Omole: “Unions should not be asked to pay tax by Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, as they are not registered as a business entity. The union may be poised for another showdown with the federal government if the issue is not addressed quickly.”

The University Of Ibadan Academic also revealed that the NEC of ASUU has resolved to write Ministers of Labour, Employment and Education to the effect that “the requirement of TIN for Union dues and deductions is an anti-labour policy which portends danger for industrial harmony”

“The union should reinvigorate its efforts in insisting that the peculiarities of Universities be incorporated into the new version of GIFMIS. Check off dues and Cooperative contributions are a product of already taxed incomes, hence there is no need whatsoever for TIN,” he concluded.

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