The University of Ibadan has directed its staff to work for only three days in a week.

The university said the directive was a resultant effect of the subsidy removal on petrol announced by President Tinubu on May 29.

In a statement signed by its Registrar and Secretary to Council – G.O. Saliu – the university stated that:

“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 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 2073.

“It should, however, be noted that those on essential duties are exempted from this adjustment.“

The statement added that its management would review the arrangement as the situation improved, urging members of staff to maintain commitment, open communication and cooperation aimed at ensuring free workflow, including working remotely where and when necessary.

The management also asked for the understanding of the deans, directors, heads of department and units towards a smooth implementation of the intervention.


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