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Bello pleads with university staff to suspend strike



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KOGI State Governor, Alhiji Yahaya Bello, has urged Academic Staff of Kogi State University to suspend their industrial action.

Bello who urged members of the Union to dialogue with government at a meeting held between the government and the union said his administration has shown commitment to lift the university to new heights.

He said his administration was determined to make the university one of the best citadels of learning in Nigeria.

Bello said the academic staff should reciprocate his gesture by complementing his administration’s desire to make the university a world-class institution, adding that his administration paid two months’ salaries to the university staff within his first 57 days in office.

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The Governor said it will not be proper for the union to punish his government and the innocent students for the failure of the past administration to pay their salaries, saying his government will continue to accord priority to the educational sector.

In his response, the Acting Chairman of ASUU in the Kogi State University, Comrade Gbenga Aina, assured the Governor that the Union will go back to the negotiation table to give consideration to his call.

Government is hopeful that the union will act in the interest of the people of the state.