As workers of the Lagos State University, Ojo, resume for work on Monday (today), the management of the institution has mandated them to resume the signing of nominal roll or risk forfeiting their salaries.
The university made this directive known in its official bulletin obtained by our correspondent on Sunday.
According to the bulletin, workers are to sign the nominal roll before the fifth day of every month to ensure the payment of their salaries.
It added that the directive was for both the academic and non-academic members of staff.
The bulletin, dated December 30, 2015, said members of staff must henceforth resume the signing of the nominal roll in their various faculties, colleges, schools, departments, centres and units from January 2016.
It added, “The university management also reiterates that as it is the practice, failure to submit the nominal roll by the fifth of every month by any faculty, college, school, department, centre or unit will lead to the forfeiture of salary of the concerned member of staff for that month.”
The signing of the nominal roll, which our correspondent gathered was not new in the institution, stopped last March at the height of the disagreement between the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. John Obafunwa, and the workers’ unions, comprising the Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Senior Staff Association of Universities.
The former VC, it was learnt, introduced the directive to check absenteeism among the workers.
The LASU-ASUU Chairman, Dr. Adekunle Idris, on Sunday said the fresh directive was not for public consumption.
The directive, Idris said, was more of an internal administrative memo than an issue for media consumption.
“I cannot say more than that,” he added.
The Registrar of the university, Mr. Akin Lewis, did not answer the call put across to him.
Meanwhile, both the workers and the students are looking forward to the appointment of a new VC for the institution by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who is the Visitor to the university.
The university Joint Committee of Senate and Governing Council last December 7, had shortlisted Prof. Lanre Fagbohun of the University of Lagos, Prof. Hamidu Sanni of the Department of Islamic Studies, LASU, and Prof. Ibiyemi Bello of the LASU’s College of Medicine, Ikeja, for the post of the VC.
No fewer than eight professors applied for the post.
The post became vacant last October 31 following the expiration of the tenure of Obafunwa.
The Lagos State Government last November 7 appointed Prof. Fidelis Njokanma, (DVC, Administration), as the acting VC of the institution.
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