Akwa Ibom State Governor Pastor Umo Eno has waded into the planned industrial action by labour union leaders of Akwa Ibom State University over some perceived injustice.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Mr Ekerete Udoh and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Thursday disclosed that the issue was resolved in a meeting held between Eno and the Labour Leaders at Government House.
Udoh explained that the governor had to step into the labour dispute to demonstrate his friendly dispositions with Labour community in the state as captured in his campaign promises.
“The meeting was held to discuss and resolve some issues that had led the Non- Academic Staff Union ( NASU) Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities ( SSANU) and National Association of Academic Technologists ( NAAT) who constitute the Joint Action Committee ( JAC) to threaten a strike action.
” Governor Eno, indicated his administration’s desire to address a number of the contentious issues such as the payments of 13th month salary bonus, the one year outstanding leave grant(2023), and the three month palliative. The Governor, had, within the first three months of his inauguration , visited the University, where he promised to help construct some strategic roads within the main campus at Ikot Akpaden, among other issues.
“The Governor charged the Labour leaders to work closely with government in delivering democratic dividends to the people of Akwa Ibom State.”
“He described the University as the pride of the State and tasked the University’s management to utilize the internally generated revenue to execute some tasks, maintaining that, government will always pay the monthly subvention as and when due.” he said.