Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has said the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has no justifiable reasons to continue with the industrial strike.
The Governor made this revelation during an interactive meeting with Permanent Secretaries, Directors, Deputy Directors, and Heads of Ministries and Parastatals at Sir Ahmadu Bello Conference Hall, Dutse.
The Governor revealed this in reaction to the ongoing strike of the ASUU Sule Lamido University, Kafin-Hausa chapter in Jigawa State.
He explained that the union of lecturers in the state-owned university has no reason to move on with the strike.
“I don’t see any reason for the state own universities to continue with the strike because as the state government had already catered to their demands as at when due.
“About seventy percent of the Lecturers are state indigenes who suppose to show love and concern to the education of the upcoming leaders,” he said.
Governor Badaru however urged the union to appreciate the government’s commitment and not be used in a fight that does not concern them.
He, therefore, urged elders and other stakeholders in the state to intervene in the ongoing strike.
ASUU embarked on strike on February 14, 2022, over the enrollment of Federal Government workers on IPPIS, however, the state government’s universities are not affected by IPPIS since their salaries do not come from the Federal Government.