Sunday, July 21, 2024

ASUU members in Taraba organize prayer session over persistent strike


Taraba state chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have organized intercessory prayers over the continued strike action embarked upon by the body.

On Tuesday, both Christian and Muslim members of ASUU at the State University held different prayer sessions, crying to God for intervention.

The academic body has been on strike since March 2020, over poor remuneration among other issues.

Former Vice-Chairman of the Taraba university union, Mbave Joshua, said the prolonged strike was not ordinary.

“We have no other choice at this point than to turn to God for intervention because we have exhausted all other means to resolve the issues.

“Apart from the nation-wide strike action over IPPIS and other issues, we have serious internal matters with the management and with funding of the university.

“Our members have gone for two months without salary and without any explanation for such action from the Taraba government and university management.”

He added that the union was praying for God to touch the hearts of individuals and groups responsible for the non-resolution of issues concerning ASUU.

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