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Why We’re Starting Strike Soon – COESAU Lecturers

 

Mr Nuhu Ogirima, President, Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), on Friday made it known that the union may soon commence another industrial action to press home its demands from the Federal Government.

 

The Pesident of the union made the disclosure in an interview with pressmen in Abuja on Friday while commenting on the five-day warning strike action by SSANU and NASU.

 

He said COEASU may have no option than to down tools, due to FG’s failure to fulfill the promise made to the union, which prompted it to suspend the strike action embarked upon for over two months in December, 2018.

Adeyemi College of Education. Photo: Guardian Nigeria
Adeyemi College of Education. Photo: Guardian Nigeria

“We are also warming up now to embark on strike. The FG has acceded to the demands of the universities at the expense of another sister sector. What we require is just about one-tenth of what the universities require. But the FG left us out completely, refusing to attend to the resolutions we had.

 

“They promised to release funds in December, they have abandoned that. And now they have even listened to NASU and SSANU, in addition to what they have done for their academic staff. In our own case, they have not done anything about it,” he stated.

 

The COEASU helmsman stated that the union has been holding meetings which according to him, would continue next week and a final decision to be taken after due consultation with members.

 

On the reappointment of Mallam Adamu Adamu as Minister of Education, Ogirima described it as a welcome development, hoping that he would work hard this time around to find ways of offering solutions to the plethora of challenges confronting the education sector.

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