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ASUU strike continues as BSU management fails to meet demands

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Failure of the management of the Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the institution, the strike embarked upon by the union has continued.

Speaking exclusively with NATIONAL ACCORD in his office in Makurdi, the ASUU BSU Chapter Chairman, Dr. Kwaghfan Tarnongo, noted that the management of the university has refused to meet the demands of ASUU as they have continued to wait for a long time.

The ASUU chairman, who exonerated the Benue State Government from the blame informed that the State Government paid about N70 million monthly to address the demands of ASUU BSU chapter and wondered why the university management has refused to pay them.

Tarnongo revealed some of the demand of ASUU BSU chapter to include: incremental arrears, promotion and earned academic arrears among others.

Explaining further, the Chairman pointed out that in academic allowances alone, the BSU management was owing them 67 months, 44 months for old staff and 23 for the news staff.

The Chairman told NATIONAL ACCORD that the state government has intervened in the case where the university management claimed to have settled, some issues remained hanging for absence of proof.

He lamented that as Benue citizens they have the interest of the students at heart but there was no alternative to the action they took to press home their demands.

But when NATIONAL ACCORD sought the views of the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Tor Joe Iorapuu, he declined comment but added that Benue State Government was involved in the matter and that the university has its media team even as they have Radio Benue and The Voice Newspaper to publish their stories for public consumption.

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