Wednesday, 22 June 2016

NSUK Alumni Issues A 14-day Ultimatum To Nasarawa State Government To Pay Staff Salary

Nasarawa State University Alumni Association has issued a 14-day ultimatum, starting from today June 22, 2016, to the Nasarawa state government to pay the salaries of the striking staff of the state University, or face peaceful protest by members of the Association.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the meeting of the body held at the University Main Campus in Keffi, today, the National President, Ayiwulu Baba Ayiwulu, said it is improper and unacceptable the practice where the university is allowed to shoulder a part of staff salaries, and called on the state government to take full responsibility and clear the three months salary arrears.

He noted that running of a university is capital intensive and government should therefore devote more resources into the institution to take care of staff welfare.

He condemned the alleged selective payment of salaries of lecturers, saying it was uncalled for.

He said if after the expiration of the ultimatum the state government fails to take action, the Association will mobilise her members to the street to protest peaceful.

However, Ayiwulu admonished the students of the University not to engage in any violent act that could complicate the situation, saying that the Alumni Association has taken it upon itself to see that the matter is resolved as soon as possible and staff of the institution return to their duty posts.

More on the communiqué issued at the end of the Alumni meeting, to be published tomorrow.

By Emmanuel Daniel Adigizi
•Emmanuel Daniel Adigizi is a 300 level Banking and Finance student, NSUK.

Edited by: Ofim, Kelechi Ofim

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