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Taraba NUT crisis: New faction supported by govt emerge



The wrangling within the Taraba State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Lecturers (NUT) has taken a distinct dimension because the union has been factionalized into two teams.

This comes after the union’s election which befell in Donga native authorities council of the state.

The brand new group, reportedly backed by the federal government, has been named the Affiliation of Fundamental Schooling Lecturers.

The faction was stated to have been gifted an 18-seater bus and a Hilux van.

The refusal of the union members to permit the federal government to impose on them an unpopular candidate because the chairman of the union was stated to have led to the emergence of the brand new group.

Talking, the union’s newly elected chairman, Comrade Nathan Solomon accused the state authorities of inflicting division within the union.

He alleged that the state authorities inspired the breakaway within the union by supporting those that misplaced the election to kind a parallel physique.

Stressing how the election, wherein he was elected alongside along with his new exco, was free and truthful with representatives of the Nationwide President of the union in attendance, he expressed disappointment on the approach and method the federal government had gone forward to create division among the many members by sponsoring the creation of one other physique.


“The election held in Donga was free and truthful and supervised by a consultant of the Nationwide President of the union, consultant of the Nigeria Labour Congress and state authorities have been additionally current,” he stated.

Solomon, who stated the brand new management of the union led by him won’t ever be in confrontation with the federal government over points affecting its members, nonetheless, vowed to tread the trail of dialogue.

The chairman, who famous that the brand new exco of the union has the help of all members within the 16 native authorities councils of the state, expressed disappointment on the involvement of the police whom he additionally accused of permitting themselves for use by the state authorities in problem bordering on labour dispute.

The Chairman of the factional group, Comrade Asoushi Bulus, who described NUT as a union of “unscrupulous parts that have been out to discredit Governor Darius Ishaku and his administration” reiterated the willpower and readiness of the brand new affiliation to be loyal to the federal government.

The brand new group underneath his management, he vowed “won’t ever be a celebration to incite the Lecturers and teaming inhabitants in opposition to the state authorities.”

Aligning its weight to that of the brand new affiliation, the state authorities by the State Common Fundamental Schooling Board (TSUBEB), expressed disappointment over the alleged incapacity of the NUT “to reciprocate the gestures of the Board and that of the federal government ” including that “however went forward to disrespect the board and academics from the state. ”

The board who spoke by its chairman, Yakubu Agbaizo, whereas inaugurating the management of the brand new affiliation, charged the brand new management of the affiliation whom he stated the federal government would work with to go forward and mobilize the academics in doing the appropriate factor

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