Monday, 3 December 2018

The communique of the last held NADESSTU senate sitting

A COMBINED COMMUNIQUE FROM THE NADESSTU SENATE LEGISLATIVE WEEK HELD FROM FRIDAY THE 16TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2018 TO FRIDAY THE 23RD OF NOVEMBER, 2018.
FEATURES:
SENATE PLENARY
LEADERSHIP SUMMIT/ COMRADE COMMUNITY DISSCUSSION AND AWARD DINNER
EDUCATION SUPPORT INITIATIVE (EDUCATION OUTREACH)

SENATE PLENARY AGENDA:
STATE OF THE NATION
STATE OF THE STATE
STATE OF THE UNION/CAMPUSES
RECESS
CORRESPONDENCE
PRE-CONVENTION
CONSTITUTION REVIEW


STATE OF THE NATION:
The senate raised the disturbing issue of the recent statistics of the Nation on education by UNESCO. While calling on the government at all levels especially the federal government to declare a state of emergency on education and demanded the government embrace productive education not certificate based education.
The senate also frowned at the federal government  on the issue of the persisting Academic Staff Union of University(ASUU) and the College of Education Academic Staff Union strike; noting that government should honour their agreement so that students can go back to campus.
The senate also called the federal government’s attention to the fact that the world is  looking at them to fail in the implementation of the new agreed minimum wage and demanded its immediate implementation just like that of retired governors/presidents pensions.
The senate also added voice to the embarrassing situation of the shitte killings stating that it is barbaric and illegal. There are ways to disperse protesting citizens rather than the use of live ammunition.
The senate demanded the government make a public statement on the deprivation of the rights of this citizen and call on the international criminal court and the international court of justice to look into this issues.
The senate frowned at the level of impunity, irresponsibility and abuse of code of conduct of force men especially those on high way and the recent issue of the killing of a student by a policeman at APC house of representative primaries at federal college of education Asaba.

STATE OF THE STATE.
Senator Edema Sunday representing federal university of petroleum resources (FUPRE) Effurun, raised the  issue of NADESSTU which is the umbrella body for all ethnic nationalities being left out in desopadec bursary.
Comrade ocheli frank representing national open university of Nigeria asaba, raised the issue of the news of the kidnap of four priests and encouraged security outfits within the state to swing into the recovery of these innocent men to their congregation.
Still on security, senator Peter Christopher of federal college of education technical, asaba notified the senate officially of the recent  and ugly incident of a student killing in cold blood by a trigger happy police officer at the APc house of Representative primaries in his campus stating that until this moment the officer is yet to be dismissed or arraigned before the court showing that he was specifically sent by the police force for that purpose since they have since then been concealing the issue.
Comr. Money raised the issue of a new rising incident of herdsmen attacks in aniocha north while the senate moved to request the police immediate stepping in on the  matter and perpetuators.
Amb. Comr. Onyeamai Martin, Senate president of Nadesstu appreciated the flood control project of the state and encouraged the state government to wrap up the project in record time as a legacy project.
He also appreciated the Executive governor for the Bus he gave to the association stating that in times past due to the tediousness of the office of the president and that of the senate, that a bus was also given to the senate to ease the senate transportation issue.
The senate president, therefore requested the state governor to consider the senate for a bus so as to ease the stress on the already given bus.
The senate president lauded the Asaba international airport and stadium completion and used the opportunity to draw the attention of the governor  to the sorry  and decaying state of warri, kwale and some other stadia within the state.
The senate president recounted the issue of roads leading to our campuses laying emphasis on the isoko road through delta state polytechnic ozoro, that it needs speedy attention.
The senate called on the listening governor to the neglect faced on the comrade community and noted that this community is the immediate link between the people and government and have served meritoriously in that capacity over the years. The president of the senate cried to the governor that more and more comrades are without jobs and we cannot fold our hand and watch till the community becomes saturated and tilt towards violence . he asked for more employment and empowerment and called on comrades in government to also reach out to help the teeming populace.
The senate thanked the governor for the Recent STEP slots he gave to the community and asked for increase in the number of slots to ease the employment tension.


STATE OF THE CAMPUS/UNION
Senator peter representing FECOTECH Asaba frowned at the exclusion of colleges of education from the desopadec bursary and moved a motion for the reopening of desopadec site for college of education student even for a week.
Senator owamah merit representing Tai Solarin university of education (TASUED) made conscious notice of a possible plot to disenfranchise delta state students in the west and north in the desopadec bursary scheme especially where Nadeesstu is the only standing association without any official tribal association.
The senate moved a motion for the increment of bursary  and the merging of desopadec bursary with the students special assistance scheme so that the scheme will be both organized and reach out to all deltans irrespective of tribe, stating that the segregation fosters tribalism.
Senator Godwill representing Lagos State University (LASU) raised a motion for the compeling of the board to pay up the 2016/2017 bursary arrears and demanded the board pay the students who registered but were omitted from the list . the motion was adopted and a one week ultimatum/ day of action from the day of publishing this communique was agreed for a peaceful work if the bursary and other critical issues surrounding the association are not addressed immediately.
Senator Anthony representing FCE kotangora  thanked the state government  for its consistency in reaching out to them in the north when they are faced with crises and called on the state government to help them on the issue of victimization and ill treatment faced in their campuses as Non-Muslims and Southerners.
CORRESPONDENCE
The senate received a correspondence from the office of the national director of mobilization on neglect his office and his budget.
The senate dismissed the claims of neglect of his office due to ambiguity and called on the executive council to look into his budget and if necessary for the association, pass it to the senate as stipulated by the constitution.
PRE-CONVENTION
The senate agreed on the second (2nd) week of December for her preconvention sitting.
CONSTITUTION REVIEW
The senate set up a four(4) man review committee to join the senate executive and charged to immediately look at vital areas and make submissions which shall be passed at the next sitting.
Members of the four man committee include:
Senator Diabua – Temple Gate Polytechnic, Abia State.
Senator Anthony – Adekunle Ajasin University, Akumgba.
Senator Frank – National Open University of Nigeria, Asaba.
Senator Ekwayovwe – Federal College of Education, Kotangora.

LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
The community thanked the government for the slots given through the YAGEP and STEP and appointment of comrades and called for more slots.
 Lack of support as promised in 2014 from the government and some of its empowered comrades and a need for productive engagement with the executive governor as was done in 2014 before the 2015 election.
It also called for the lifting of embargo on employment as youths in the state are rotting in the labour market.
EDUCATION OUTREACH
The leadership of the senate while in the secondary school tour to distribute education support items in Aniocha North and noted:
Inadequate teaching staff as most have retired and no employment from the state.
Dilapidated buildings.
Inadequate and unconducive classrooms
Lack of, and poorly equipped laboratories and library.
Inadequate teaching aids.
High morale of teaching staff even with low motivation/incentives.

Signed:
Amb. Comr. Onyeamai Martin
(Senate President, NADESSTU Worldwide)

Comr. Nzete O. Patrick
(DEPUTY Senate Clerk/ Chairman, Communiqué Drafting Committee)

Sen. Peter Onoriode Christopher
(Secretary, Communiqué Drafting Committee)

Sen. Onwochei Vivian.
(Member, Communiqué Drafting Committee)

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