PLATEAU: JUST IN: AFTER HIS VISIT, GOVERNOR LALONG, SETS UP 7-MAN COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS ISSUES IN PLASU

By: Valentine Adese (JP),

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong in a deliberate attempt to resolve and settle the request of the striking staff of Plateau State University Bokkos, has constituted a 7-man Committee to look into their welfare and those of other Unions in the institution.

According to a press release signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, the Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor, dated, 22nd January 2021, the Governor’s action is as a result of his personal visit to the University campus recently.

GOV. LALONG

Following his recent visit to the Plateau State University Bokkos to inspect projects and engage the management of the institution, Governor Simon Lalong has Constituted a 7-Man Committee to look into the welfare of staff of the University”. The press release stated.

The Plateau state Government release also stated that, the Committee, which is to be led by the State Head of Service, Mr. Izam A. Azi (mni), as Chairman and Mr. Isaac Maran, Permanent Secretary, Establishment, Office of the Head of Service as Secretary, is expected to submit its report within Three weeks.

The Government release stated that, “According to an approval conveyed by the Secretary to the Plateau State Government (SSG), Prof. Danladi Atu, the 7-man Committee is to address issues recently raised by the local Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and also look into other Union issues.

“The committee’s report, which is expected to be submitted in three weeks, will facilitate the resolution of some of the issues raised by ASUU Chapter of the University, which they gave as reasons for embarking on strike”.

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PRESS STATEMENT

GOVERNOR LALONG SETS UP 7-MAN COMMITTEE ON PLASU STAFF MATTERS

Following his recent visit to the Plateau State University Bokkos to inspect projects and engage the management of the institution, Governor Simon Lalong has constituted a 7-Man Committee to look into the welfare of staff of the University.

According to an approval conveyed by the Secretary to the Plateau State Government (SSG), Prof. Danladi Atu, the 7-man committee is to address issues recently raised by the local Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and also look into other union issues.

The committee’s report, which is expected to be submitted in three weeks, will facilitate the resolution of some of the issues raised by ASUU Chapter of the University, which they gave as reasons for embarking on strike.

It will be recalled that during the Governor’s visit, the student union leaders and other staff of the University prevailed on him to intervene and ensure that academic activities resume.

Members of the Committee include the State Head of Service, Mr. Izam A. Azi (mni), as Chairman and Mr. Isaac Maran, Permanent Secretary, Establishment, Office of the Head of Service as Secretary.

Other members of the committee are;  Professor Yohana Daniel Izam, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Mr. Lawrence Kerekum Longsen, Bursar of the University,  the Commissioner of Higher Education, Hon. Kak’mena Goteng Audu, the poineer Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor John W. Wade mni and Hon. Ezekiel Pabuet, ALGON Chairman, Plateau State chapter.

Dr. Makut Simon Macham

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State.

22nd January 2021

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