TSU: Governor Kefas Agbu directs the immediate payment of three months’ wages to employees.

The salaries for the months of July through September 2023 at Taraba State University, Jalingo, have been ordered to be paid out immediately by Governor Dr. Agbu Kefas.

On Monday, the governor met with university administration and union representatives at the Exco Chamber Government House in Jalingo, and this was one of the outcomes of the discussion.

Taraba State Governor Dr. Agbu Kefas, speaking to a group including ASUU and other union leadership and student union representatives, condemned the unions’ threat of imminent strikes and said he would address all of the institution’s outstanding salary issues.

The governor has declared that he feels a moral and financial commitment to pay the teachers what they are owed. The governor acknowledged the challenges the school was facing and praised the faculty for their contributions to the state’s future through education.

Dr. Agbu Kefas saw the problems at Taraba State University, Jalingo, and knew that they could be overcome through open dialogue and mutual respect. He saw the faculty as the architects of students’ hopes and the keepers of their futures. He promised that wages, pensions, and bonuses would be paid on time, and he announced that the minimum wage will go into effect in October.

The governor informed students at Taraba State University that they are the backbone of the country’s educational system and urged them to put their efforts into their studies. The Vice Chancellor of Taraba State University, Professor Sunday Bako, commended the Governor for convening the meeting, noting that it was the first of its kind, and for agreeing to offset the university’s salary for three months.

The TSU branch of ASUU is led by Dr. Mbave Garba, who has been effusive in his support of the governor for his efforts to improve working conditions for faculty and students.

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