The Comrade Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed has restated his commitment to uphold the aspirations and welfare of his staff and ensure that trade unions in the University work with management in harmony.
He stated this while declaring open the 40th Regular National Executive Council Meeting of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) hosted by the NSUK branch of the association on Thursday at the Assembly Hall of the University.
He affirmed that due to his pedigree in unionism, he would not jeopardize the ideals for which all unions stand for, as he will still come back to his cherished constituency after the expiration of his tenure as Vice-Chancellor to continue the struggle for the betterment of the education sector in Nigeria.
Professor Mohammed also used the opportunity to thank the national leadership of SSANU for giving the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, the hosting rights of the 40th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which is the first to be hosted by the University, which is coming barely a month after the successful hosting of All Deans of Agriculture in Nigeria Summit by the University.
Earlier in his welcome remark, the NSUK Branch Chairman of SSANU Comrade Simon Yakubu highlighted some achievements during his six-month stint to include an increase in membership, purchase and allocation of plots of land to members, construction of SSANU NSUK Branch secretariat which is still ongoing, purchase of an official vehicle for the Union, amongst other noble achievements.
In his address, the National President of SSANU Comrade Mohammed H. Ibrahim hailed the Comrade Vice-Chancellor for his unmatched and positive stance on staff welfare and the infrastructural development the University is witnessing under his watch.
He, however, called on the Federal Government to intensify efforts at addressing the rising insecurity plaguing the country which is becoming a threat to educational stability in the country.
There were goodwill messages from the Registrar of NSUK, Mallam Bala I. Ahmed 11, Deputy President of University Trade Group NASU, Comrade Suleiman Buhari, NLC State Chairman, and other Unions in the University.