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The ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU) in Taraba State University has said the state government is owing them salaries, promotion arrears Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) from 2015 among others.

The Chairperson of ASUU in the university Dr Samuel Shikaa said this while announcing that it's members has embarked on indefinite strike action.


He said members have been compelled to take the industrial action to demand their rights and ensure that their welfare is given the attention it deserves. 

"We respectfully disagree with the rebuttal made by the outgoing administration
regarding the issue of outstanding salary arrears at Taraba State University and
other payments to our members. We wish to state categorically that the government owes us in the following ways:

a. According to the Law establishing Taraba State University, the amount to be
remitted to the University ranges between N200,441,838.97 and
N375,989,972.83 monthly, while the state government arbitrarily gives
N120,000,000.00 monthly. The difference should be calculated and
remitted to the University.

b. Eight months of fractional salaries and four months of non-payment.
c. Our members are owed Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) from 2015 till date.
d. The government has no clear arrangement regarding staff pension and
gratuity in the University.
e. Promotion arrears of three years is owed to our members.

The union  craves for the understanding of the general public and the University community to prevail on the Taraba State government to attend to the legitimate demands of our members. 


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