In response to the economic challenges faced by Nigerians, the University of Ibadan (UI) has taken proactive measures to alleviate the impact on its staff members.
A special release numbered 4642 and dated August 14, 2023, signed by the Registrar and Secretary to the Council, G.O. Saliu, was issued by the institution.
The University administration recognized the difficulties faced by employees who rely on their salaries for transportation and living expenses, which have become increasingly expensive.
After carefully evaluating the situation, the UI management has made the decision to temporarily adjust the work schedule for its staff members, aiming to ease their burden during this challenging period.
The statement reads:
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 the Senate at its meeting on Thursday, August 3, 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, August 14, 2023. It should, however, be noted that those on essential duties are exempt 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 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.”