Nasarawa State Tertiary Institutions Threaten Strike
Nasarawa State Joint Unions of Tertiary Institutions have given Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura a 21-day ultimatum to meet their demand failing which they would embark on an indefinite strike.
In a press statement by the union jointly signed by their chairman and secretary, Umaru Ibrahim Bako and Danlami Rabiu Yaro respectively, a copy made available to LEADERSHIP, wants the governor to among other things, address the issue of 18 months arrears of the Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure which came up on January 1, 2009, but implemented in Nasarawa State in January2011.
The statement further stated that the Unions met with their respective unions and agreed to accept 12 months arrears, while six months are to be forfeited for the development of the state, pointing out that up to date the unions had not received any reply from the government.
It was further gathered that some of the problems that the unions wanted the government to tackle include the attempt by the government to withhold the balance of the personnel costs for the month of July 2012 and its resultant effects on some services in the institutions.
It is also observed that Ministry of Education issued a circular to all secondary schools, requesting their staff to submit their credentials for recruitment into College of Agriculture, Lafia.
“The development came as a surprise because this institution is established by an edict which provides for the employment, promotion and discipline of staff,” it said.
The statement further said, since the federal government had approved 65 years as retirement age of staff (academic and non-academic) of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in Nigeria, the State government should therefore implement it immediately and all staff who turned 60 years of age from the effective date of May 11, 2012 should be beneficiaries.
Also government should take necessary measures to curtail the encroachment into the Nasarawa State Polytechnic land.
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