The Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero (KSUSTA), chapter, has concluded arrangement to resume the suspend strikes until its pending issues are addressed by the state government.
A press statement issued by its Chairman, Dr. Ibrahim Garba Wawata, shortly after the ASUU/KSUSTA meeting held at the institution’s premise, said 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.
He recalled that on April 1, last year, the memorandum of action was signed between the union and the government, but not action had been taken to implement the agreement; hence the decision to resumed the suspend strikes until their pending issues are addressed by the state government. Wawata lamented the way and manner the government abandoned the institution, adding: “They are playing politics with institution.
I don’t know how the future of our new generation will be like if the government will continue like this.” He said tat 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.
He explained that 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. Wawata admonished the government to look into the recent mass illegal recruitment by the management, adding that due process was not followed.
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