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The Ebonyi government has revealed that it would set-up a 21-man committee to confront the lingering crisis bedeviling the state-owned Ebonyi State University (EBSU).
The State Governor, David Umahi disclosed this at a meeting in Abakaliki with stakeholders, including government functionaries, representatives of trade unions, and the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) yesterday.
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Others at the meeting were the state founding fathers and elders council, representatives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, and the Students Union.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the institution’s employees are being owed four months’ salaries.
The state government in 2020 slashed staff salaries by 20 percent due to the difficulties occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Umahi charged the soon-to-be-inaugurated committee to work as a visitation panel to the university and to get details of school fees, subventions, and allowances being given to the school.
He also tasked it to get sources of revenues from other universities of similar status and submit findings and recommendations within one month.
‘The committee should be drawn from different organisations and stakeholders of the university community and is to be inaugurated on June 11,’ he submitted.
Umahi reiterated his commitment to the security and welfare of the university’s students.
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