The staff of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), has rejected the one live chicken per staff offered them as Easter gift from the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Benjamin Ozumba.
Reports gathered that the workers on Thursday, after a joint meeting of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic technologist (NAAT) and Non Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), argued that the gift was grossly inadequate and that it was a far cry from the N20,000 and N10,000 for senior and junior staff usually given them.
Paul Erua, the chairman of UNN-SANNU who spoke to journalists, expressed dissatisfaction and disappointment. His words: “During 2015 Christmas, we were not given any Christmas bonus and when inquired management said it will be redeemed during Easter. We are surprise that both Christmas and Easter bonus have been reduced to mere three-month old chicken.
“How can one chicken be used to replace bonus of N10,000 usually given senior staff and N5,000 for junior staff, that is why we rejected it because if we accept it, the management will put it on record that it has celebrated Christmas and Easter for staff of the university,” he stated.