Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Plateau State University Chapter, have initiated an indefinite strike due to the State government’s failure to fulfill the terms agreed upon in the 2022 agreement with the Union.
In a statement released on Thursday and signed by Dr. Hassan Zitta, the Chairman, and Comrade Deme Bitrus, the Secretary, the Association declared the strike as total, comprehensive, and indefinite.
The statement highlighted, “Following the findings of the National Executive Council visitation team, it was confirmed that the State government has not adhered to the second agreement signed in 2022 with the Union. The ASUU National President has approved the Branch’s request to resume its suspended strike.
“At the Congress meeting held today, Thursday, November 9, 2023, the branch declared a total, comprehensive, and indefinite strike until all the contentious issues are resolved. These issues include inadequate capital projects by the State government, the provision of additional hostel accommodation, the tarring and completion of the road network on campus, and the provision of staff quarters.
“Other concerns encompass the completion of parameter fencing of the University, ensuring a functional training policy with budgetary allocation for the training of scholars by the Visitor, provision of a functional Police outpost in the University’s host community, deployment of the services of 15 armed Civil Defence Corps on campus, and the payment of outstanding Earned Academic Allowances and other issues affecting productivity in the University…”