EBSU, Trade Unions feud: Govt sets up 21-man committee

The Ebonyi State Government, Wednesday, set up a 21- man committee to resolve the lingering crisis between the Ebonyi State University and Trade in the institution.

Members of the committee were drawn from different organizations in the state. The Committee will be inaugurated on Friday, 11th June 2021

The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji, disclosed this in a release made available to journalists in Abakaliki.

He said government having considered the agitations of the Trade Unions and the needs of the University Community resolved to set up the committee.

The commissioner stated that Governor David Umahi, who is the University Visitor, convened a meeting of stakeholders made up of government functionaries, leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, State Founding Fathers. Elders Council, Representatives of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, Non- Academic Staff Union of Universities, National Association of Academic Technologists, Students Union Government of EBSU to deliberated the way forward.

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Orji noted that the committee is charged to work as a Visitation Panel to the University and to get details of the school fees, subventions, allowances and sources of revenue of other Universities of similar status and submit findings and recommendations within one month.

He said that government also reiterated its commitment to the security and welfare of the students of the University and indeed all the academic institutions in the State.

He also hinted the state government also resolved to fund the internal security arrangement of the students of the State University.

” The committee is charged to work as a Visitation Panel to the University and to get details of the school fees, subventions, allowances and sources of revenue of other Universities of similar status and submit findings and recommendations within one month. The Committee is to be inaugurated on Friday, 11th June 2021

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“Government reiterated its commitment to the security and welfare of the students of the University and indeed all the academic institutions in the State and resolved to fund the internal security arrangement of the students of Ebonyi State University.

“Government donated a brand new 33- seater Coaster Toyota bus to the Students Union Government of EBSU to enhance the operations of the leadership of the Students Union”, he added

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