Ahmadu Baba Idris Birnin Kebbi
The Management of the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero (KSUSTA) has appealed to the journalists in the State to always verify and balance their reports before publishing.
In a statement signed by the Acting Registrar of the University, Alhaji Maimaru Tili and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Birnin Kebbi, expressed dismay over a report written by an online newspaper paper that the university is in a stage of collapse.
Tili pointed out that KSUSTA was listed among the best universities in Nigeria by the National University Council (NUC) which is in 25 positions and the university programs were fully accredited.
He further explained that the university had one of the best e-libraries in the country, with ultra-modern facilities as attested by various accreditation teams.
“Our attention had been drawn by the published on March 1st, 2023 in independent newspapers that the university is in a stage of collapse, we appeal to the reporter to balance their report before disseminating it.
“If you have your grievance on welfare issues affecting your members, you can channel it to the appropriate authorities concerned not to go on air and is not only this university as a claim, it also comprises other public universities.
“The present Vice Chancellor, Professor Bashir Ladan Aliero has made tremendous efforts in promotion, staff welfare, academic excellence, and provision of infrastructure facilities within the last 5 years.”
He added that the state government has also settled the earned academic allowance (EAA) of about N451m in 2019 while the management at its own level paid the sum of N73 million over the years followed by prompt payments of salaries and allowances.
“During the 8-month strike, the Kebbi government did not apply ‘the no work no pay’ to the staff, we are not happy with the report labeling against the management, council, and the state government as the management remains focused and determined more than ever before to provide dynamics and purposeful leadership towards achieving the university vision and mission.”
He then called on the public as well as the staff, students, and also members of the community to disregard the publication and continued to support and cooperate with the university management as the institution is on course for the virile and stable university of our dreams.