The Taraba State Governor Dr. Agbu Kefas has ordered the immediate release of three months’ Salaries, of the Taraba State University, Jalingo from July to September 2023.
This was disclosed during a meeting between the Governor and the Management of the University and union leaders at the Exco Chamber Government House, Jalingo this Monday.
Addressing the gathering of management of Taraba State University Jalingo, ASSU, and other Union leadership and representatives of the students union, the Governor of Taraba State Dr. Agbu Kefas condemned the threat of imminent strikes from the unions and said the issues of outstanding salaries in the Institution was inherited and that he is going to address them all.
The Governor observed that addressing the outstanding payment is not only a matter of financial responsibility but a moral obligation to the educators.
The Governor explained that he understood the gravity of the situation and challenges confronting the Institution and acknowledged the contributions of the academic staff in shaping the future of the state through education.
Dr. Agbu Kefas identified dialogue and understanding as a way of resolving problems confronting the Taraba State University, Jalingo.
He described the academic staff as builders of dreams and guardians of the future of the younger generation.
He reiterated the commitment to prompt payment of salaries, pension, and gratuity and said he is committed to the implementation of the minimum wage by October.
To the students of Taraba State University, the Governor said they are the heart and soul of the education system and urged them to focus on their studies.
The Vice-Chancellor of Taraba State University, Prof Sunday Bako commended the Governor for convening the meeting, describing it as the first of its kind, and for agreeing to offset three months’ Salaries of the Institution.
The Chairman of ASUU, TSU chapter, Dr Mbave Garba also lauded the sincerity of the governor in resolving issues that affect the welfare of staff and a conducive academic environment.