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ASUU establishes bottled water factory in Jos

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ASUU establishes bottled water factory in Jos

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Jos chapter has established a bottled water and beverage factory in Jos.

Speaking at the inauguration of the project on Thursday in Jos, the Chairman of the union in the university, Dr Lazarus Maigoro, said the project was a brainchild of its Cooperative Investment Company Limited.

He said that the initiative was aimed at providing essential services to the society, adding that it would also create job opportunities for young people.

He explained that the initiative was to further tell Nigerians that the union is not just about strike, but the quest to meet social needs.

In his words, “This event is very important in the life of ASUU in Unijos.

“You will recall that in 2020, while ASUU was on strike, we constructed and furnished a twin lecture theater and donated to the university.

“What we are doing today is just to meet the social needs of the society by providing water and other beverages at affordable prices and to also create jobs.

“As we speak, we have provided direct employment to 25 members of this community where this factory is domiciled.

“This goes to show that ASUU is not just concerned about going on strikes, but the growth, development and wellbeing of the society.”

Speaking at the event, Prof. Tanko Ishaya, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, commended ASUU for the initiative.

Ishaya promised to support the union at all times, adding that the university would patronise the factory.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the factory was inaugurated by ASUU President, Prof. Victor Osodeke.

NAN further reports that the factory is located at Dong community of Jos North Local Government Area of the state. (NAN)

ASUU establishes bottled water factory in Jos

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