The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Chapter at the University of Jos has recognised 23 of its members who will retire from active service in 2022.
Speaking at the event on Thursday in Jos, Associate Prof. Lazarus Maigoro, Chairman of the University Union, said it was the first of its kind in the chapter’s history.
According to Maigoro, the decision to honour their senior colleagues was made to show appreciation for their meritorious service to the university.
He went on to say that the occasion was also an opportunity to thank God for their lives, which had seen them through years of service.
”This event is the first of its kind in history of ASUU Unijos and we decided to put this together to appreciate our senior colleagues and members for exiting from service.
”It a tradition in this chapter that when a colleague dies, we give the family N3 million, but what about the living?
”These are people who have put in years in the service of the university and this union, and so we are here to celebrate them,” he said
Maigoro promised to make it an annual event, insisting that such move would spur members to put in their best in their work.
Prof. Patricia Lar, who chaired the event, commended ASUU for organising the event and urged them to sustain the tempo.
Prof. Gray Ejikeme, who retired as Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration in the institution, thanked the union for the honour done to them. (NAN)