Taraba state university Students join NASU, SSANU chapters to protest poor welfare.

Written by on October 27, 2021

Students of Taraba state university, Jalingo, on Wednesday, joined the Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) chapters in the institution, to protest poor welfare.

Chairman, Joint Action Committee of the unions, Mr Livinus Naiman, while speaking to journalists in Jalingo, lamented what he termed the insensitivity of the school’s management to the strike and vowed to resist any form of intimidation.

The two unions had embarked on an indefinite strike three weeks ago over allegations of poor welfare.

The allegations against the management ranged from selective payment of promotion arrears from 2016 to 2020, selective payment of earned allowances from 2008 to 2014 and removal of allowances of non-teaching staff.

Others are the continuous short fall in salaries and non-implementation of pensions, from inception of the university to date.

He said the students joined in the protest because there was no water and electricity, since the non-academic staff union embarked on the strike, with no intervention from anyone.

When contacted, Mallam Sanusi Sa’ad, the Director of Information of the university, declined comments on the issues raised by the two unions.

Seun Fakorede

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