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Published On: Mon, Sep 21st, 2020

FUGUS unions, Varsity congregation distance selves from petition against VC, others

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From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau

The Joint Action Committee of Unions (JAC) and Congregation of the Federal University Gusau have dissociated themselves from a petition written against the University’s Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration and Internal Council Members representing the Senate of the University.
The Varsity JAC comprises of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities (NASU), and National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT).
This was contained in a statement by the Information Officer of the University, Malam Umar Usman, saying the Chairmen of the Four Unions have in a communique issued after their emergency meeting on Thursday 17th September, 2020 signed the stand of the Unions on the issue of a petition claimed to have been written by the concerned members of the University staff.
It further said the Unions, however, expressed their dismay over the way and manner some individuals are so determined to bring the lasting peace being enjoyed in the young University to an end.
“We and our members have nothing to do with the petition and we are very well satisfied with the way the VC and the Management of the University are steering the affairs of the University.
“Those who write the petitions are not members of any of the Unions in the University”, the Unions said in the communique.
Similarly, the members of the University’s Congregation which is the third organ of the University apart from Council and Senate have passed a vote of confidence on the Council members elected by the Senate to represent them in the Council and the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Processor Magaji Garba.
A motion which was seconded and unanimously adopted by the unions, was moved by a member of the Congregation for a vote of confidence to be passed on the elected internal Council members and the Vice-Chancellor of the University.
The congregation finally commended the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Magaji Garba for his steadfastness in running the affairs of the University and for stabilizing it despite efforts being made by some individuals to cause havoc in the University.

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