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Taraba varsity ASUU threatens strike

The Taraba State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is threatening to embark on an indefinite strike action if its demands are not met.

Rising from a congress meeting held today, the union is urging the state government to take urgent and concrete steps to address their concerns and ensure the sustainable development and stability of the institution or risk industrial disharmony.

Addressing journalists, Chairman of the union, Mbave Garba, disclosed that some of their concerns include Staff pension and gratuity, Salary crisis, non-implementation of Law No.4 of the Taraba State House of Assembly on funding, non payment of their earned academic allowances and non implementation of the Memorandum of Action.

”ASUU-TSU Congress raised concerns about the non implementation of Law No. 4 of the Taraba State House of Assembly, which outlines various funding sources for the university.

”These funding sources include 5% of the monthly state statutory allocation, 5% of the monthly allocation of local governments in the state, 2.5% of contracts awarded by the state and local governments, 2% as state education levy from charges on guests in hotels in the state, and other sources as determined by the university council.”

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