The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU), Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Dr Theopholius Daniel Lagi, has threatened that the institution will shut down its activities if the government failed to meet their demands within two weeks.
ASUU to shut down Nasarawa varsity
Lagi said, “our doors are still open for them to call us, to find amicable ways to address our grievances”.
In an interview with Leadership, Lagi said, “our doors are still open for them to call us, to find amicable ways to address our grievances”.
This also confirms news making the rounds that the association will be embarking on an indefinite strike from February 14.
Lagi added that it is not the intention of the staff to go on strike but they are left with no other choice.
He mentioned non-implementation of promotion, dilapidated state of the university law faulty, appointment irregularities, lack of discipline, high tax deduction on Earned Academic Allowance (EAA), ambiguity in the university guideline as some of the issues yet to be addressed by the university and the statement government.
Dr. Lagi explained that some of these issues have been lingered from 2009, after the union’s six months prolong strike over funding of university and basic numeration of lecturers, “and since then, the state government has refuse to honour the agreement made with the union”.
He added that in a bid to avert the looming strike action, the local chapter of the union took the matter to the zonal and national body of ASUU who waded into the matter to no avail, adding that, anytime the issue came up, the university management keep saying there was no money to pay backlog of arrears.
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