Subsidy Removal: UI Reduces Workdays To Three For Staff

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The University of Ibadan, Oyo State, has directed its staff to work for three days a week.

This was made known in a statement released by the institution in a special release with the number 4642, dated August 14, 2023, and signed by G.O. Saliu, Registrar and Secretary to Council.

It stated that the choice was made in light of the recent elimination of Premium Motor Spirit subsidies.

In response to the recent removal of Premium Motor Spirit subsidies, the University of Ibadan in Oyo State has issued a directive for its staff to engage in a three-day work week. This information was communicated through an official statement bearing the reference number 4642, dated August 14, 2023. The statement was endorsed by G.O. Saliu, who holds the positions of Registrar and Secretary to Council at the institution.

The statement said, “The astronomical increase in the fuel pump price occasioned by the removal of subsidy by the Federal Government has imposed huge economic difficulties on the generality of Nigerians.

“Salary earners who have to commute to work every working day are faced with an aggravation of the condition, given the attendant hike in the transport fare and cost of living.

“After careful consideration of the situation, the University Management recommended a temporary work schedule adjustment for members of staff, which Senate at its meeting of Thursday, 03 August 2023 considered and approved.

“Accordingly, members of staff are now expected to work on-site for three (3) days in rotation per week, with effect from Monday, 14 August 2073.

“It should, however, be noted that those on essential duties are exempted from this adjustment.

“It should be further noted that Management will review the arrangement as the situation improves. Meanwhile, members of staff are to maintain commitment, open communication, and cooperation towards ensuring free workflow, including working from home where and when necessary.

“In light of the foregoing, management seeks the understanding of all Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments and Units towards a smooth implementation of the intervention.”

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