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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Governor Yahaya Bello proscribes ASUU


Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has proscribed the activities of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the state-owned University in Anyigba for not calling off its 7 month old strike action after government had allegedly met 90% of its demands. 

Bello who made the proclamation in Lokoja after a decision reached on the matter by the state executive council, directed all academic staff of the institution to resume normal academic activities immediately or deem themselves to have resigned from the employment of the state government and the University. The governor said that the lecturers had been paid up to date and that there was no justification for them to continue their industrial action.

He ordered the management of the institution to take immediate steps to find and engage suitable replacements for all crucial staff vacancies, including those that had left or might wish to leave and all those who are deemed to have left the service of Kogi State University pursuant to the proclamation.
 
Kogi state Executive Governor
“In effect, the Governing Council of the university and the management of KSU and the management of the Ministry of Education are hereby directed to immediately start the process of employing all categories of academic staff.” 

He said ASUU-KSU’s activities related to their strike of about seven months had obstructed and disrupted provision of essential services in education, “thereby occasioning psychological trauma and irrevocable loss to the lawful recipients.”

“The Kogi state government  notes with dismay that government with all appeasement has been unable to bring ASUU to a middle ground…That ASUU-KSU has refused to recognise industrial relations as work in progress and had insisted on continuing its strike action indefinitely… Accordingly, the Kogi State government hereby  makes proclamation and  declares all activities of ASUU in KSU proscribed effective from today July 19, 2017.”

KSU ASUU’s chairman, Dr Daniel Aina was not available to comment on the development as at press time.

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