Umahi sets up 21 man committee to evaluate EBSUS crises

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Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Wednesday constituted a twenty one man committee to evaluate the problems bedeviling Ebonyi state university.

Management of the institution had been on a loggerhead with trade union and students in the school for several months.

Governor Umahi on Wednesday convened a closed door meeting of stakeholders of the state, management of the institution and the trade unions at the State Exco Chambers, Old Government House, Abakaliki.

The governor had earlier before sending journalists out of the meeting said,” as the governor and father of the state by the virture of the office, I will not seat and see things going wrong in the institution”.

In a statement made available to Blueprint and signed by the state Commissioner for information, Uchenna Orji, after the meeting that lasted close to 3 hours, noted that the governor has constituted a 21-man committee to look into the problems.

 The statement reads, “following the lingering problems between the management of Ebonyi State University and the Trade Unions, the Governor of Ebonyi State and the University Visitor, His Excellency, Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE (Akubaraoha) stakeholders made up of  different government functionaries, leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, State Founding Fathers and Elders Council, Representatives of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Senior Staff  Association of Nigeria Universities, Non- Academic Staff Union of Universities, National Association of Academic Technologists, Students Union Government of EBSU

“Government considered the agitations of the Trade Unions and the needs of the University Community and resolved to set up a 21- man committee to be drawn from different organisations and stakeholders of the University community to look into the problems of the University.

“The committee is charged to work as a Visitation Panel to the University and to get details of the school fees, subventions, allowances and sources of revenue of other Universities of similar status and submit findings and recommendations within one month. The Committee is to be inaugurated on Friday, 11th June 2021

“Government reiterated its commitment to the security and welfare of the students of the University and indeed all the academic institutions in the State and resolved to fund the internal security arrangement of the students of Ebonyi State University.

“Government donated a brand new 33- seater Coaster Toyota bus to the Students Union Government of EBSU to enhance the operations of the leadership of the Students Union”