Plateau varsity lecturers declare indefinite strike

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5 months 19 hours ago #8115 by patrickd



The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Plateau State University chapter, has declared an indefinite strike.

The Chairman of ASUU in the institution, Dr Bentse Pamson told our correspondent that the decision by their members to embark on the strike was reached during their congress held in Jos on Friday.

Pamson said, “We have just held our congress where our members unanimously agreed to proceed on strike immediately. We have already secured the approval of NEC to embark on local strike action at Plateau State University if the state government fails to meet our demands.”

Giving reasons for the strike, the ASUU chairman said, “We have a total of seven unresolved issues which we have been calling the attention of the state government to.

“For instance, If you come to the University, you will not discover any capital project being funded by the state government except the ones being undertaken under TetFund. This is totally strange and unacceptable.

“Not only that, the state government has refused to reconstitute a new governing council after the tenure of the last officials expired leaving the University without direction

“There is also the issue of unpaid earned academic allowance spreading up to eight academic sessions totalling about N215 million leaving our members to suffer.

SOURCE: The Punch News
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