Ebonyi Proscribes ASUU, releases N500m for Staff payment.
NEWSMAN, Abakaliki – Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi, has proscribed the existence of Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), Non-Academic Staff of Union, (NASU) and others in Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, leaving only the existence of the Students Union.
He said the decision was taken in order to ensure that academic and non-academic union activities do not negatively affect the resumption of students and commencement of academic/ non-academic activities in the State-owned University.
In a statement by Commissioner for Education, Ebonyi State, Onyebuchi Chima, the Governor “approved the release of N500 million for the payment of staff salaries, and single-digit 300 million Naira loan to EBSU for the commencement of SME business to boost the Institution’s IGR”, Vanguard reported.
They encouraged teaching and non-teaching staff to resume normal University activities immediately, adding that all teaching and non-teaching staff shall be paid 80 per cent of their monthly outstanding salaries except those who refused to immediately commence work.
“Accordingly, EBSU Management and SUG are encouraged to keep records of staff that complied and resumed work”, the statement added.