By G9ija

The University of Calabar has said it will pay earned allowances to the academic staff members before the close of work on Friday.

This is contained in a statement issued by the university’s Registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Wednesday.

The statement was addressed to the Chairman of the university’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr John Edor.

It read in part: “The management of the university has acknowledged receipt of complaints by some academic staff whose names were inadvertently omitted in the payment of the last tranche of the Earned Academic Allowances.

“The omissions were caused by problems encountered in the payment platform remittals.

“Efforts are being made to ensure that all the affected members of staff are paid on/or before the close of work on Jan. 7.’’

Egbe conveyed the management’s sincere empathy with the affected staff members and appealed for their understanding.