COEASU threatens Strike ,Gives FG 21-Days Ultimatum

 COEASU Threatens Strike, Gives FG 21-day Ultimatum To Address Challenges in Colleges



Lecturers in the nation's colleges of education have given the federal government a 21-day ultimatum to address challenges in the colleges or face total closure of scholarly exercises in the schools.


This came as the teachers under the aegies of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, blamed the government for non obligation to resolution of colleges of education sub-sector challenges.


The union's position was contained in a statement, Tuesday, and endorsed by its President, Dr. Smart Olugbeko and General Secretary Dr. Ahmed Bazza Lawan, respectively.


It recalled that," The National Executive Council (NEC) of our great Union convened at Federal College of Education, Okene, Kogi State on Friday, 6th May, 2022 to compile the outcome of referendum conducted across all Chapters nationwide, re evaluate the seriousness of Government towards resolution of festering issues and conclude the way forward. NEC observed with consternation that the FG has been ridiculously unfair to the Union by getting some margin for granted and leaving issues unaddressed notwithstanding the union's entreaties."


It cleared up that the decision for issue the ultimatum came after broad deliberations.


"After broad deliberations on the outcome of referendum conducted across Chapters of the Union, NEC resolved to give Government a 21-day ultimatum starting Monday 9th May. 2022.


"NEC further resolved that in the unforeseen occasion that Government neglects to do the needful within the period of the ultimatum, the Union shall declare appropriate industrial action.


The NEC called on good natured Nigerians and stakeholders in the tertiary education sector to prevail on Government to urgently make appropriate moves before this ultimatum slips by, "the statement read.

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