The Plateau State University chapter, of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has commenced an indefinite strike action over insecurity, poor infrastructural development and arrears of earned allowances for its membersDr. Pamson Bentse, chairman of the union in the University, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday, in Jos, said the decision to proceed on strike was reached after its congress meeting, held on Monday at the University’s main campus, in Bokkos.
Bentse said the action of the union bordered on poor infrastructural development in the University, adding that 90 per cent of the ongoing structures in the school were constructed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).He said other reasons behind the strike include insecurity of students, arrears of earned allowance for members, explaining that the union had been pressing for these demands for the past three years, but nothing had been done to address them, hence the justification for the industrial action.
“This afternoon, after our congress meeting, we have declared a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike. Inadequate capital projects in the University is one of the major reasons behind this strike. TETFUND constructed 90 per cent of the structures you see in the institution.