The Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Umahi, has ordered striking Ebonyi State University lectures to either resume work on Monday, March 9 or leave the university.
This was contained in release signed by the Secretary to Ebonyi State Government and the Coordinating Commissioner, Dr Kenneth Ugbala.
He maintained that government will not pay anyone who has not done his or her BVN registration with Banks and as well as any who refused to go to work from Monday.
Gov. Umahi assured those who choose to resume work on Monday of their full protection, adding that government will invoke every sections of the law to protect such workers .
The governor reiterated that most of the demands by ASUU are more political than genuine, insisting that it was not enough to embark on strike action.
The statement reads: ” The Governor has personally intervened on the affair and welfare of ASUU workers in the State and only last year, a total of 1.5 Billion naira has been paid to ASUU by Ebonyi State Government for the accumulative demand of ASUU from the past administration .
“Government also has gone through the issues between ASUU and Management and discovered that most of their demands are more political than a genuine demands thereby making Government to see this demand as not enough to make ASUU embark on any strike action.
“Therefore, Government will as from Monday March,9th 2020 not to allow anybody who has not done his or her BVN registration with Banks and not also going to work to receive salary .
“Government therefore directs that such worker must leave the University and perhaps continue his or her strike action at home. However Government wishes to assure full protection of all academic workers of the University who wants to work as Government will invoke every sections of the law to protect such workers .
”The Visitor to the University and the Governor of Ebonyi State hereby offers to mediate between ASUU ,Ebonyi State Chapter and the Management of EBSU over their current misunderstanding and proffer a lasting solution .
“Consequently Government will personally hold ASUU Chairman responsible for any form of public disorder or break down of law at the University as Ebonyi State law and other laws are very clear on this matter . Ebonyi State Government under the leadership of His Excellency ,Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi, fnse,fnate is committed at providing affordable and quality education in our tertiary institutions as he continues to appeal to ASUU , Ebonyi State Chapter to lend their support .