Govt Sets Up 21 Man Committee To Resolve EBSU Trade Unions Crisis

Obinna Uchendu

The Ebonyi State Government yesterday set up a 21- man committee drawn from different organisations and stakeholders of the University community to look into the lingering crisis between trade unions in the University and management.

In a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji said government considered the agitations of the Trade Unions and the needs of the University Community and resolved to set up the committee.

It would be recalled that there has been lingering problems between the management of Ebonyi State University and the Trade Unions.

Barr. Orji noted that in it’s bid to bring a lasting solution to the problem, the State Governor who is the University Visitor, convened a meeting of stakeholders made up of government functionaries, leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, State Founding Fathers.

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Others includes Elders Council, Representatives of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, Non- Academic Staff Union of Universities, National Association of Academic Technologists, Students Union Government of EBSU.

The close door meeting which held today at the State Exco Chambers, Old Government House, Abakaliki lasted for at about 3 hours.

Barr. Orji said that the committee is charged to work as a Visitation Panel to the University and to get details of the school fees, subventions, allowances and sources of revenue of other Universities of similar status and submit findings and recommendations within one month.

He stated that the Committee is to be inaugurated on Friday, 11th June 2021

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He noted that government also reiterated its commitment to the security and welfare of the students of the University and indeed all the academic institutions in the State.

According to him, the state government also resolved to fund the internal security arrangement of the students of the State University.

“Government also donated a brand new 33- seater Coaster Toyota bus to the Students Union Government of EBSU to enhance the operations of the leadership of the Students Qẞ”. Ends

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