ASUU set to commence indefinite strike, gives reason
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ASUU set to commence indefinite strike, gives reason

Godwin Oludo



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Barring any last-minute change, the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, KSUSTA, chapter, has concluded plans to embark on indefinite strike.

The union chapter said it would continue the strike until its pending issues are addressed by the State Government.

This was contained in a press statement issued by its Chairman, Dr. Ibrahim Garba Wawata, shortly after the ASUU/KSUSTA meeting held at the institution’s premise.

The statement said that following the suspension of the nationwide strike by the parent body, the KSUSTA branch has decided to continue its localise strike, pending the outcome of its agreement with the state government.

Wawata lamented the way and manner the government abandoned the institution, adding: “They are playing politics with the institution.

“I don’t know how the future of our new generation will be like if the government will continue like this.”

“The negotiation committee, headed by the commissioner for Higher Education, who is a former university vice-chancellor, and the union resolved that government had agreed to look into their request, but nothing has been done.

“The union outlined some issues categorised into four majors segments, such as staff welfare, implementation and payment of promotion arrears, implementation of annual increments and payment of arrears, earned academic allowances, research and development, school infrastructure and funding by the state government.”

Goddy is a Professional journalist, essayist, satirist, publicist, polemicist and activist from Benue State. He is a graduate of mass communication from the University of Lagos state and Happily Married with Kids.

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Updated on March 17, 2019 at 11:56 pm