The Nasarawa state government took over the payment of staff salaries at the state-run university Kefi (NSUK).
Governor Abdullahi Soule made this clear by briefing members of the State Executive Council (SEC) in Rafia yesterday.
His administration said it had agreed to take over the payment of the university’s staff salaries to meet one of the major demands made by the local chapter of the university’s Academic Staff Union (ASUU). ”
“Based on the state’s available financial situation, and especially given the importance of education, my administration has agreed to take over responsibility for paying the salaries of NSUK’s staff starting this month,” he said.
Soule said so far the university management and non-faculty unions, namely the Association of Nigerian University Senior Staff (SSANU) and the University Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), have all agreed to open the university. .
“One of the conditions they gave us, the most important one, is to make sure we take over the full salary of all our staff so we don’t have to use IGR.
“As far as we are concerned, we look at our finances and strongly believe that based on the cash flow we have available and the emphasis we place on education, we should be able to start doing that this month. increase.
“That’s what we’re looking forward to, and I hope they’ll compliment us by the time we start paying them, hopefully by Thursday or Friday.
“Then they want to go back to class, too,” he said.
Sule also revealed that the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the National Communications Commission (NCC), through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has donated ICT gadgets to the University of Education in Akwanga.
“They provided us with ICT gadgets from NCC as they did for us at Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic in Rafia.
“The benefit that the College of Education (CoE) Akwanga has is that two servers will be installed as part of their contribution to education in the state,” he said.
The Governor thanked Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Ali Panthami for his support and NCC and NITDA for their intervention (NAN).