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Nasarawa To Begin Payment Of Salaries To Newly Engaged Teachers, – Education Commissioner Says

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Hajiya Fatu, Education Commissioner Nasarawa State

The Commissioner, Nasarawa State Ministry of Education, Hajiya. Fatu Jemaita Sabo, says on Wednesday that the state government would commence the payment of salaries of 2,250 newly employed teachers this month.

The Commissioner said was to ensure optimal productivity, enhance standard of education and to improve on the lives of the newly employed teachers.

Sabo disclosed this when the ministry appeared before the House Committee on Education to assess their 2020 budget performance in Lafia on Wednesday.

The commissioner said  that Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s administration has given topmost priority to the education sector for improved standard of education through its various educational policies and programmes.

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When asked on when tertiary institutions are resuming in the state, the commissioner revealed that education and empowerment sub- committee on COVID-19 and leadership of the tertiary institutions in the state have already met with the state task force committee on COVID-19 and all presentations and proposals on resumption have been made and presented to the deputy governor.

She added that the ministry is awaiting directive from the state government and hopely in the next one to two weeks, higher institutions in the state will resume.

Responding, Hon Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman of the committee said that the invitation extended to the ministry was to assess their 2020 budget performance.

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Ogazi (APC-Kokona East) said that the committee  would continue to give the ministry and the state government the necessary support in order to ensure better and improved standard of education in the state.

” We will continue to do our best in ensuring quality and improved standard of education in the state,” he said.

The committee commended Gov. Abdullahi Sule for ensuring prompt payment of salaries of civil servants  in the state and make a similar case for tertiary institutions  in the state.

It would be reported that issue of delay in salaries of lecturers of tertiary institutions in the state was also brought forward and the need for state government to expedite the process of taking over their payments was also extensively discussed.

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Meantime, the management of Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia appeared before the committee for the school’s 2020 budget performance assessment.

Mrs Justina Kotso, the Rector of the Polytechnic, who was represented by Engr. Obande Jonathan, Dean of Studies appealed to the state government for prompt payment of salaries and gratituties of lecturers.

Also, Alhaji Abdullahi Abu Galadima, the Chairman, Nasarawa State Teachers Service Commission along side other members of the commission  also appeared before the committee for the commission’s 2020 budget performance assessment where the committee expressed happiness with their performance.

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ASUU Denied Knowledge Of Any Agreement To Call Off The Ongoing Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU has denied a news report that it agreed to call off the ongoing strike after meeting with the Government negotiation team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige on Friday.

The Federal Government at the meeting at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Labour and Employment reportedly increased its offer for Earned Allowances EA to university based unions and funding for the revitalization of public universities from N65 billion to N70 billion.

There was news report that ASUU has given an indication that the meeting, the strike which started since March would soon be called off after a meeting with the leadership of union and its organs.

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According to report in the Vanguard News Nigeria, the university teachers agreed to call off the strike after the government pledged to pay N40 billion for Earned Allowances and N30 billion for the revitalization of the university system bringing the total payment to N70 billion.

It was further reported that the Government agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31.

The report also noted that ASUU was expected to report the agreement to its organs and then communicate their decision to the government after which a date for the calling off of the strike would be announced.

But ASUU President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has denied knowledge of any agreement to call off the strike, stressing that at the meeting, it was only agreed that union should convey Government message to their organs and get back to Government.

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Prof. Ogunyemi, said : ” I am not aware of that. All I know is that we had a meeting and we are going to report to our members. But I don’t know about suspension of strike.”

However, a source in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, said that after the meeting, the Minister, Senator Ngige, who described the meeting as “fruitful,” added that the government made a proposal to ASUU which it would take back to its members.

Ngige told reporters after the meeting that, “Many issues were discussed at the meeting including salary shortfall, the payment system and revitalization of the university system. I am positive that all the issues would be resolved at our next meeting.”

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Friday’s meeting was about the seventh time both sides have met to resolve the issues in contention since the university union embarked on strike on March 23.

After the meeting of last Friday November 20, Government agreed to exempt ASUU members who had not enrolled in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and put them on the Government Integrated Financial and Management Information System (GIFMIS) pending when ASUU’S preferred payment platform- the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) will be approved.

ASUU had consistently rejected IPPIS, stressing that it will erode the autonomy of the university system.

 

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Dausu Ward Councilor, Hon. Giwa Palasa Hails Appointment Of Prof. Rahman As Brand New VC Fulafia

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Yahaya Idris, Lafia.

Honourable councilor representing Dausu ward in Toto Local Government Council, Hon Samuel Hulegi Giwa Palasa, has congratulated the newly appointed Professor of Agricultural Economics and extension as Vice Chancellor Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Hon. Palasa in statement made available to www.globaltimesnigeria.com on Thursday described Prof Shehu Abdur-Rahman as a right peg in the right hole.

Dausu Ward Councilor, Hon. Giwa Palasa

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Dausu Ward Councilor, Hon. Giwa Palasa Hails Appointment Of Prof. Rahman As Brand New VC Fulafia

on the appointment, “The Dausu councilor said, “I am humbled and honoured to have you been appointed as VC Fulafia. I am excited by the opportunity given to you to serve in this new phase of task. I am greatly looking forward to see you working with our people in area of securing admissions and employment opportunities among others.”

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The councilor pray God to grant the new VC long life, sound health and success of his new office. He said.

The Professor of Agricultural Economics and extension hails from Umaisha district in Toto LGA of the State.

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NYCN Toto LG Council Felicitates With Prof Abdulrahman On His Brand New Appointment As VC FULafia.

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Yahaya Idris, Toto.

The entire leadership of National Youths Council of Nigeria, Toto Local Government Council under the pragmatic leadership of Comrade Mansir Bashir Musa has joined Nasarawa populace in congratulating the newly appointed Vice Chancellor of Federal University Lafia, Prof Shehu Abdur-Rahman.

Chairman and Secretary of the council, Comrade Mansir Bashir Musa and Yahaya Idris Ahmed, made the disclosure in a statement at Toto Youth House on Thursday, the administrative headquarters of Toto LGC.

The Toto Youth described his appointment as timely and well deserved considering his vast experienced in education circle.

The statement also said, “we pray God to give you the zeal, strength, prerequisite wisdom to pilot your new office”.

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“It is our utmost fervent prayer that you won’t let us down and we are optimistic that you will never be found wanton in your new office”.

According to the statement, Prof Shehu Abdur-Rahman is a Professor of Agricultural Economics and extension.

He is a native of Umaisha district in Toto LGA of Nasarawa State.

 

 

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