Strike: ASUU Denies Alleged Victimization Of Ebonyi Varsity Lecturers

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Ebonyi State University chapter, (ASUU-EBSU) has denied alleged victimization of some lecturers of the University by the management.

A statement signed by the Chairman, Caretaker Committee, ASUU-EBSU, Dr Godfrey Nwambeke and the Secretary, Dr Douglas Nnachi, and made available to Journalists on Thursday, said that ASUU-NEC goofed by including Ebonyi State University as an institution where academic staff were victimized without recourse to ASUU-EBSU congress.

“It remains a surprise that in this present peaceful situation subsisting that ASUU-NEC could include Ebonyi State University as an institution where academic staff are victimized without recourse to ASUU-EBSU congress. This is really absurd”.

“We think what should be foremost before ASUU-NEC now should be helping ASUU-EBSU to hold its election which is long overdue since the present ASUU-EBSU Caretaker Committee was formed following the sack of the former Ag. Chairperson, Dr. Ikechukwu Igwenyi by the congress. The ASUU-NEC should as a matter of fact not allow itself to be misled by anyone masquerading as representative of ASUU-EBSU apart from the duly constituted Caretaker Committee”.

“Presently, Ebonyi State University is very peaceful and calm with all staff both academic and non-academic going about their normal businesses and responsibilities without molestation or threat. Though, there may be administrative actions against erring staff by the management, such are purely administrative matters that does not require action of the union for where there is no discipline and order, anarchy takes over. Administrative breaches are handled administratively by those whose responsibility it is and labour matters are handed by the labour unions”.

They called on ASUU-NEC to stop being indifferent to issues concerning ASUU-EBSU which they ought to have resolved ever since to strengthen the union.

“We appreciate especially all our members for keeping fate with ASUU-EBSU by going about their normal official duties and other academic activities, the Union said.

They further reiterated their resolve to work with the University Management and the government to keep moving the University forward to make it a citadel of learning where everybody would be proud of and where the rights of all staff especially the academic staff are protected.

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