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Ebonyi Governor proscribes all staff unions including ASUU



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The Ebonyi State Government on Thursday, proscribed the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Non-Academic Staff Union and other staff unions at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

The only body currently allowed to exist in the university is the Students’ Union Government.

“The decision was taken in order to ensure that academic and non-academic unions’ activities do not negatively affect the resumption of EBSU and commencement of academic/ non-academic activities in the state-owned university.” said the state governor after meeting with the leadership of the unions.

According to the state Commissioner for Education, Dr Onyebuchi Chima, approval had been given for the release of N500m for the payment of staff salaries.

He also said the institution was also granted a loan of N300m for the commencement of SMEs towards boosting its Internally Generated Revenue, while the state’s mushroom and the citrus farms were also donated to the school.

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“All teaching and non-teaching staff members are encouraged to resume normal university activities immediately. 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 resume for work.” He said.

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