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Gov Suswan condemns state universities for joining ASUU strikes, calls for prosecution of erring VCs

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Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswan, speaking at the 3rd Biennial Conference of Pro-Chancellors of State Universities in Minna, criticized State universities for joining in ASUU strikes.

Recalling the recently suspended ASUU strike, Suswam wondered why the Benue State University should join the industrial action, especially when the institution had no problem with the government.

“Your universities should not join because other universities had problems and had to join. My university had no reason to join, but it did and when, I asked why, it claimed it joined to show sympathy with ASUU. And to my surprise, when the Earn Allowance was released, ASUU said the money was for purely federal government universities, no state owned university benefitted.”

“To me, no state university has any business joining any national strike and that is why prochancellor should meet and agree on it,” he said.

He therefore, according to National Mirror, urged his colleagues to prosecute any vice-chancellor of state-owned university that decides to join national strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

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