Resume Work or Else… Plateau Government Warns Striking Staff of State-owned Tertiary Institutions

Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau
Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau

The government of Plateau State has given the marching order to striking academic and none academic staff of the state-owned tertiary institutions to resume work with immediate effect or face the consequences.

Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Pastor Yiljab Abraham, who handed down the warning while addressing newsmen in Jos, Plateau State, said the government has directed all heads of such institutions to open a registers for all resuming staff.

The commissioner assured those willing to resume of adequate protection, adding that continued closure of the institutions on the ground of strike by the staff was becoming a source of concern to the government and all well-meaning citizens of the state. According to him, “The state government is determined to continue to work towards the goal of leaving behind an enduring legacy in the education sector. Governor Jang has the responsibility to the future of the teeming young people in the state whose educational aspirations are right now at stake as a result of the three-month strike.”

He then implored all the managements of the institutions to ensure that both students and staff resume work, adding that the process the payment of those at work will be worked out with immediate effect. He explained that government is not against genuine agitation by its workforce for improved working and living conditions, but it does not tolerate “blackmail and impatience as the “keys that unlock the doors of opportunities.”