Subsidy Removal: UI Reduces Staff Work Days To 3  Weekly 

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

Management of University of Ibadan has directed the Institution’s workers to be reporting for duty three days in rotation per week, with effect from Monday, 14 August, 2023.

According to a statement titled Temporary Work Schedule Adjustment signed by the University of Ibadan Registrar and Secretary to Council, G. O. Saliu, the temporary work adjustment is to start with effect from Monday, 14 August, 2023.

The statement sighted on the institution’s website Monday night titled, Temporary Work Schedule Adjustment, stated that staff are expected to work on site for three (3) days in rotation per week, with effect from Monday, 14 August, 2023 while those on essential duties ” are exempted from this adjustment’.

” 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”, it said .

U.I Management added, ” After a 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, 2023.It should, however, be noted that those on essential duties are exempted from this adjustment.”

The statement stressed ” it should be further noted that Management will review the arrangement as the situation improves”, adding, ” 
” meanwhile, members of staff are to maintain commitment, open communication and cooperation towards ensuring a 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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