Governor Lalong sets up 7-man committee on Plateau varsity staff matters


Governor Lalong of Plateau State

By Anthony Maliki

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 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.

This was contained in a statement by Dr. Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State to Apex News Exclusive.

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.

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