NSUK VC calls on Governor Sule to embark on planned ASUU strike


The Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa Keffi State University, Prof. Muhammed Bala

BY RICHARD ABU, Nasarawa –

Nasarawa Keffi State University (NSUK) Vice-Chancellor Professor Suleiman Bala Muhammed called on Nasarawa State Governor Engineer Abdulahi Sule to launch the planned strike by members of the the institution’s Academic Stuff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Professor Muhammed urged the governor to pay staff allowances in order to avoid disrupting the institution’s academic calendar.

The vice-chancellor made the appeal on Wednesday, as he spoke at the 28th inaugural conference hosted by the university and delivered by Professor Benson Shadrack Jatau of the Department of Geology and Mines.

Prof Muhammed praised Governor Sule for his keen interest in the education sector and expressed optimism that the governor would embark on the persistent strike to prevent the university from changing its academic calendar.

He also commended the academic staff of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences for their commitment to giving the lecture series and challenged faculty from other faculties to do the same to promote the integrity of the university. in the acquisition of knowledge.

In his lecture titled “The Earth’s Mineral Resources: Mining, Needs, Greed and Sustainability,” Prof. Benson Jatau described mining as the exploration for minerals that present distinctive benefits to mankind, legally or illegally. , and advised people to acquire real certificates which would justify them in carrying out real businesses.

Professor Jatau, who is also the former dean of the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, urged the Nasarawa state government and the federal government to take charge of all mineral mining because most of companies doing business do not follow due process and are greedy and mischievous in the exploitation of the country’s mineral deposits.

He stressed the need for a sustainability plan and political will on the part of the government in the management of minerals, while calling on the Nasarawa state government to take its rightful place among the committee of nations in the exploration of its minerals.

In his vote of thanks, Nasarawa Keffi State University Registrar Mallam Bala Ahmed praised the university’s vice-chancellor for his careful management of the institution, which has earned him national recognition and has also expressed appreciation to the Nasarawa State Government for the attention given to the institution.

The Registrar congratulated the staff and students of the university for their commitment and understanding and prayed for the mercy of the trip for all who honored the occasion.

Highlights of the event were the presentation of the Merit Award to Inaugural Lecture Presenter Prof. Benson Shadrack Jatau for his scholarship and scholarly presentation.


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