ASUU strike: Gombe varsity lecturers reject management’s instruction to resume work


The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Gombe State University chapter, has waived off the university management’s call for the resumption of academic activities.

The branch Chairman of ASUU in the university, Suleiman Jauro, disclosed this at a press conference on Monday.

He said the institution had benefited from proceeds of ASUU strikes including 57 physical structures of the 77 buildings on the campus.

“Not less than 150 academic staff have been trained for Masters and Doctorate degrees through both Tertiary Education Fund (Tetfund) and Needs Assessment fund (Revitalisation). These two intervention funds are products of ASUU strikes.

“Without ASUU struggles that have produced these numerous opportunities for Gombe State University, what would Gombe State University parade as its facilities and staff training?

“The Congress rejects the call by the University administration for staff to return as the indefinite strike action called by the National Executive Council (NEC) is yet to be vacated”, he said.

He urged the University administration to address the outstanding local issues, including the non-implementation of the consequential adjustment in the Minimum wage to 30 thousand with effect from April 2019.

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