NSUK Lecturers Embark On Indefinite Strike
Lecturers at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), have embarked on an indefinite strike over allowances owed them by the management of the institution.
According to the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), NSUK chapter, Dr. Theophilus Daniel-Lagi, who made the statement on Monday while addressing newsmen at the end of an emergency meeting, members of the union are directed to boycott academic duties until they are directed to do so otherwise.
He said: “We have reached a point of no return. We are hereby directing our members to proceed on indefinite strike immediately. We are not coming back to work until our demands are met.
“They include general funding of the university, review of the university law to conform to the 2003 act as obtained in other public universities.
“Others are ambiguous promotion guideline, tax relief for members and the component of the Earned Academic Allowance (EAA) that accrued since 2009, among others issues in contention.”
Daniel-Lagi frowned at the inability of the state government to address their demands after the intervention by the state House of Assembly and other stakeholders to avert the industrial action.
He described the strike as “unfortunate”, adding that some of the intervention projects in the university by TETFUND were as result of the efforts made by the union.
He solicited the cooperation and understanding of its members and the public toward the strike, saying that it was in the interest of the institution and education in the state.
Reacting to the strike, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Mohammed Akaro-Mainoma, appealed to the union to reconsider its stand in the interest of peace and the development of the education sector.