Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olayinka Idowu.
Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olayinka Idowu.

Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olayinka Idowu.
Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Olayinka Idowu.

* They use our salaries for business- UI Cleaner.

In a revelation by a Cleaner in the adjudged first and the best University of Ibadan, it was said that the authorities of the University were owing the Cleaners Salaries amounting to an undisclosed value, spanning about five months.

When asked the time the authorities of the institution promised to pay, the cleaner said there was no specific time the University would pay them.

” They did not promise us anything, maybe when the students resume with the look of things that is when they would pay us. In fact, it was January salary they paid, the February salary was borrowed by our contractor, ” the Cleaner revealed.

Inquiring about the Contractor, the Cleaner said the Supervisor’s wife would sign the money has been paid but it was the responsibility of the Supervisor to collect the salary.

” The Peace and Conflict Institute Cleaners were paid last January. It seems the money the University of Ibadan paid last was in January”, the Cleaner stated.

The Cleaner further said the Contractor that paid salaries did not have an office.

” The UI contractors do not have an office. They only come and go. We only know where they live. They only collect money, give cleaners and return ,” the Cleaner said.

Eager to know the whereabouts of the UI Contractors, the Cleaner said the phone number of the Contractors was with the Supervisor.

” Our own Supervisor is at the Faculty of Education and African Studies Department, University of Ibadan. The one for the Peace and Conflict Department comes around and leaves. Each Faculty has a Supervisor. We have Contractors, so we have supervisors.

” UI does not pay. UI collects the money from the Federal Government , but does not pay on time. They use the money for business. Our money comes from Abuja. They spend our money with theirs.

” In advanced countries, Cleaners enjoy a lot. A cleaner can work twice in a day. We suffer a lot here,” The Cleaner lamented.

In his response, Mr. Tunji Oadejo, the University’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) said he was not aware if the University of Ibadan was owing the Contractors.

However, he promised to inquire further on the complaint, at the University’s bursary unit.

” UI outsources its cleaning services to contractors. As such, UI does not appoint any cleaner (s) directly. I am not aware if UI is owing the Contractors or not. It is the Bursar who is in the best position to clear the air in this regard. Thanks, ” responded Mr. Oladejo.

The further finding by Mr. Oladejo was not received by The Conscience Post as at the press time.

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