The Taraba State chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has declared an indefinite strike action taking effect from Friday, March 31, 2023.
Following the declaration, the national body of ASUU has further approved that the state branch commences the strike action to press home its demands and the state government’s rebuttal of claims that it does not owe workers salaries.
According to the union, the strike action is hinged on the government’s failure to pay earned academic allowances, promotion arrears, fractional salaries to staff, and unsettled staff pension and gratuity scheme.
Mr Samuel Shitaa, the Taraba State University ASUU Chairman, confirmed that other reasons for the industrial action include the institution’s non-implementation of agreements and perimeter fencing.
Reacting to ASUU’s action, the special adviser to the governor on media and publicity, Bala Dan-Abu in a press statement on Friday, said the outgoing governor owed no worker salaries.