OPEN LETTER TO THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF TARABA STATE, H.E Arch. Darius Ishaku Dickson
Sir, my name is Comr. ASHUKU dauda davidson, a final year Chemistry student of the anticipated greater taraba state university.
Sir, it is no longer news that combined with ASUU national strike and the internal strike in TSU it’s been almost 7months that these bright future leaders of the state have been placed as surrogate for fruitless negotiations with your government to settle my striking Lecturers over demands that are legal to the extend that it is becoming visible to the blind and even audible to the deaf.
Sir, one of you campaign chorus states that, “GIVE ME PEACE AND I’LL GIVE YOU DEVELOPMENT” Sir, taraba state university has given you peace, may I ask you honourably this question sir, were is the DEVELOPMENT in my school, permit me to say sir that your government has Lynch the students of this university, it has sent our girls into mannerless acts and our boys into acts I can’t even talk about, Sir we the students are now the grass under which this fight is been mantled, we are not happy, in one way or the other the students of TSU played a vital role in reelecting you into power.
We only ask of this because we believe in your campaign manifesto, it was well designed actually, come to our aid, we are getting frustrated, be a father to us and save our education, my Lecturers may not be fair but we shouldn’t pay for that, we are youth’s whose future lies on this first degree.
Sir put your biological children in my shoes and also put yourself in our parents shoes, can you feel the pain, my rent will expire December my parents have to renew a rent I didn’t even utilize, can you feel the pain, some of our parents are poor they struggle to put us in school can you feel the pain they go through, Sir as an Echelon and the commanding officer of this state.
I draw your attention to nothing else but our pain, infact our parents are pained, save education sir and educated youths will save the future of the state.
Sir, may I remind you that the Law 4 that established this university says, certain percentage of money should be channeled into funding this university, some of which are, 5% from federal allocation to the state, 3% from Local government allocation, 2% from state contracts and so on, Sir if your government has been religiously fair for at least 2yrs with this agreements my university would have been better that this, today its been shutdown because my lecturers have also been denied their entitlement ranging from EAA (Earn Academic Allowances), A pension scheme which is actually a right of every worker, without the pension it’s like the worker has no future, one of my Lecturers passed away within the week, what’s the fate of his family, regarding this two Paramount request from the ASUU body, I think they are fair enough, let’s keep the housing and fencing aside, let’s fix this, we are in democracy sir. kind regards your Excellency.
Yours in the struggle, COMR. ASHUKU DD