The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Taraba State University (TSU) has staged prayers over the prolonged nationwide strike and other internal issues peculiar to the institution.

According to NAN, the union’s Christian and Muslim members held prayers on Tuesday to solicit God’s intervention.

Mbave Garba, the former vice-chairman of the union, told journalists at the end of the sessions that what was happening to public universities in the country was not ordinary.

“We have no other choice at this point than to turn to God for intervention because we have exhausted all other means to resolve the issues,” the vice-chairman said.

“Apart from the nation-wide strike action over IPPIS and other issues, we have serious internal matters with the management and with funding of the university.

“Our members have gone for two months without salary and without any explanation for such action from the Taraba government and university management.”

The union had in March declared an indefinite strike, citing the federal government’s failure to meet its demands.

The industrial action was on the back of disagreement with the government over issues on the revitalization of universities and earned academic allowance.

Other issues raised by the union had included the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) as well as funding of universities.

Garba prayed God to touch the hearts of individuals and groups responsible for the non-resolution of these issues.



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