Saturday, 1 July 2017

Benue University ASUU Officials Assault Channels TV Crew

According to reports by Channels TV officials of the Academic Staff Union of University, Benue State University Chapter, led by the Legal Adviser and the unions’ Secretary on Friday threatened Channels Television crew, while trying to get views of the union in the two months ongoing strike action.

The legal Adviser who physically manhandled the Channels Television Cameraman and his equipment, threaten to break the Camera, despite explanation that ASUU needed to state its side of the story, following Thursdays’ meeting between students of the institution and Governor Samuel Ortom to find a solution to the industrial action.

At the meeting, Governor Ortom explained that, the government has paid ASUU salaries, including earned allowances up to date, except the six years arrears from 2009-2015, which was inherited by his administration, while offering to pay the outstanding in installment.

The N570 Million I pay every month, includes academic earned allowance and the government is not owing ASUU One Naira, from what we agreed”.

“Meanwhile other people are still languishing, including me as governor with members of my Executive council with House of Assembly, we are down by six months, nobody has collected, the other categories of civil servants, they are down by six months.

Last week, I paid ASUU two months, April and May salary, because of various appeals and my desire for the reopening of the school but they have refused to resume after receiving that money”.

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