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Olu-Olu wondered how the Federal Government expected university teachers “to be happy on the job when we cannot pay our utility bills, hospital bills or school fees of our children while their wards are schooling outside the country. Must you wait for all of us to die before you know there is fire on the mountain?”

Diri, who inaugurated the committee on Friday in Government House, Yenagoa, after meeting separately with both bodies, expressed his administration’s preparedness to ensure a peaceful resolution of the welfare issues affecting staff of the state-owned higher institutions.

Dr. Pamson Bentse, Chairman of the union in the University, who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Jos, said the decision to proceed on strike was reached after its congress meeting, held on Monday at the University’s main campus in Bokkos.

The directive was contained in a statement by the NUC’s Deputy Executive Secretary (Administration), Chris Maiyaki, on behalf of the Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, on Friday