Mr Ibeji Nwokoma, the President, National Association of Academic Technologists, has said that the body will soon receive Federal Government’s circular for responsibility allowance to members.
Nwokoma said this at the South-East Zonal Executive Council meeting of the association held at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) on Wednesday.
He also said the association hoped to get the circular for Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Scale (CONTISS) 14 and 15 in the next few months.
He said the lack of the extant circular had hindered members of the group from getting to the peak of their career.
Nwokoma regretted that some members in some universities could not get to levels 14 and 15 before their retirement.
He described the circular as a letter from the government, permitting the members to get to the top of their career.
Nwokoma said the leadership of the association was also entering into a fresh negotiation with the federal govermnent to ensure that members were paid allowances, which they were previously denied.
Nwokoma, who was treated to a civic reception by the South-East zone of the association, after his emergence as national president, thanked the group for honouring him.
The South-East Zonal Coordinator of the association, Mr Emmanuel Mbaoji, expressed the hope that the national leadership would succeed in its negotiation with the federal government for improvement in members’ welfare.
Mbaoji, who is the NAAT Chairman, University of Nigeria, Nsukka branch, said the reception was to appreciate Nwokoma for being the first person from the zone to lead the association.
Earlier in an address of welcome, the Chairman of NAAT, MOUAU branch, Mr Kenneth Nwaji, said the union had over the years maintained a reputation as the most peaceful union on campus.
Nwaji commended the management of the university, under the leadership of Prof. Maduebibisi Iwe, the Vice Chancellor, for its great support to the union.
In a remark, Iwe, represented by his deputy (Administration), Prof. Franka Asawalam, urged the group to think of “a successor generation” in the South-East. (NAN).