American University of Nigeria sack 400 staff with no significant developmental effect on the University

The American University of Nigeria sacked about 400 staff

Dominant of the sacked staff were those that had no significant impact on the perspective of the University, the administration said

Going further, the administration guaranteed that serious staff were held

Continuation of a long rebuilding process, the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa, has sacked the administrations of around 400 of its staff.

Prof. Abba Tahir, the VP for University Relations, AUN, made the revelation in an announcement made accessible to newsmen in Yola on Tuesday.

Tahir said that the dominant part of the sacked staff were those that had no noteworthy impact on the perspective of the University.

Certain structural elements have been initiated by the new Governing Council of American University of Nigeria (AUN), in response to NUC requirements, mandating the institution to align with an approved governance structure for all tertiary institutions in the country.

”Until now, AUN has operated a student-staff ratio which balance had continued to affect the sustainability of the university.

”This is clearly an uncommon and hardly workable tradition in all
institutions and organisations around the world. Obviously, it is
unattainable.

”Thus, consequent upon the university’s new governing council vote to restructure the institution in line with its agenda for sustainability, a process of workforce rationalisation has been in the pipeline.

”It is now time for the university to
look back, look around and look ahead, to ensure that realistic and
globally competitive administrative practices can be achieved in structure, strategy and focus.

“It would not be realistic for AUN to continue to anchor its administrative
structure on over-bloated personnel whose role does not have
significant effect on the philosophy of a development university,” he said.

He further stated that in the occurring sustainable structure in the University, competitive staff were retained, while others were sacked honourably.

In other news:

Forty-six staff of Gotel Communications, a media firm owned by the former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, have been sacked.

Gotel Communication is a TV and radio station combination transmitting from Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

The staffs affected were given their individual sack letters on Friday, being Workers Day.

The sack letter was signed by the General Manager, Mohammed El-Yakub.

A duplicate of the sack letter seen by SaharaReporters reads,

“The management has decided to discontinue your services with immediate effect.

“Consequently, please be informed that your entitlements including stipend lieu of the notice will be computed and posted into your account with immediate effect”.

It can be recalled that some staffs of the Gotel communication had earlier accused the organization of breaching the terms of their contracts and owing them several months of salaries and entitlements.

The staffs affected compelled to sue the company for breaching their contract terms agreed on earlier.