The Executive Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Bagudu on Sunday promised to look into the demand for improved welfare for lecturers of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the VC made the promise when he met with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapter of the institution at the government house.
He stated that the state required sincere and committed stakeholders that would guide the government through the right path to achieve sustainable growth in the education sector.
“You have to help us as stakeholders because the problem will continue after my eight years in office, if we do not have sincere stakeholders that will put us in the correct path,” the governor said.
He also said that aside from diversifying to agriculture, especially rice production, government was also attracting investors in order to boost its revenue to be able to fund the university and other institutions in the state.
Earlier, Dr. Ibrahim Wawata, the Chairman of the ASUU branch of the institution appealed to the governor to look into their demands for improved condition of service, especially salary increase and payment of academic allowances.
“Our issues have to do with staff entitlements, academic allowances, promotion, annual salary increment and funding. The basic function of ASUU is teaching and research and an aspect of the research requires certain equipment that can boost the productivity of the university,” Wawata stated.