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Ambrose Alli Varsity’s SIT Pays Itself Bogus Allowances As Staff Groan Under Non-payment of Salary For Months

THE crisis of non-payment of salary in the Edo State-owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma has worsened following the failure of the University Management to pay salaries in the institution for two months running now.

Reports from the University indicated that apart from varying months of arrears of salary (3,5,7,8 and 22) owed the staff of the institution, the salary for the months of September and October, 2023 have not been paid even in the face of creeping hardship occasioned by fuel subsidy removal.


Investigations revealed that while workers of the institution are groaning under severe hardship of non-payment of salary, members of the University’s Special Intervention Team (SIT) are busy paying themselves bogus sums under the guise of sitting and traveling allowances.

Trojan News Media gathered that only last week the bank accounts of some divisions of the University, including Entrepreneurship (ENT) and General Studies (GST), were depleted for the payment of various allowances to members of SIT running into millions of naira.

“The SIT has continued the looting of the meagre resources of the University that should be used to pay salaries and run the University even when their tenure has since expired”, a reliable source claimed.

The sources added that “it is imminent that the University may be facing another round of agitation and crisis given that workers might be forced to downtool if the salary crisis is not resolved in earnest.”

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