Prof Liman goes tough: Improve your attitude to work

As he clocked one year in office, the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Lafia (FULafia), Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman, has warned staff of the university to shun truancy and absenteeism at work. He stated this during a recent courtesy call on him in his office by executive members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), FULafia Branch.


The vice-chancellor, who expressed his dismay with some workers attitude to work, called on the union’s officials to advice their members to prioritise their work, stating that he had directed the SERVICOM unit of the university to monitor staffs.


“It will no longer be business as usual as any member of staff found culpable would be dealt with,” Liman warned.


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The vice-chancellor, while appreciating the officials for the visit, said that the university’s management would continue to provide good working and learning atmosphere for staffs and students, adding that he would not fold his arms and allow acts of indiscipline to be perpetrated by some disgruntled persons and disrupt good works of the university. He, therefore, advised officials of SSANU not to see unionism as an avenue for confrontation with the university’s management but a means of actualising welfare needs of members through dialogue and mutual understanding. Liman stated that one of his major challenges on assumption of office was the issue of salary arrears, adding that “by God’s mercy, the university was able to overcome the situation.” He charged members of staff to reciprocate the gesture by showing commitment to their duties.


He promised to look into the issue of providing crèche for nursing mothers, while on the issue of proving an office accommodation for SSANU, he said that the management would allocate piece of land to the union to construct its office.


Earlier, in his speech, the branch chairman of SSANU in the university, Comrade Monday Sarki, stated that the newly elected executive members were in the vice-chancellor’s office to express their gratitude for the support the union was enjoying from him.



Sarki congratulated Liman for attaining one year in office as the vice-chancellor of FULafia, expressing the union’s readiness to work with the management to develop the university.  He highlighted some concerns of the union’s members which, he said, included the need to restore payment of hazard allowance.


Others request put forward to Liman by the SSANU chairman were the need for bi-annual management/staff interactive sessions, training and retraining of senior non-teaching and technical staffs through the TETfund intervention programmes. The chairman thanked the vice-chancellor for the laudable achievements recorded within one year of his stewardship, praying for God’s continued guidance and wisdom for Liman.