Kogi State University lecturers ​ready to end strike once paid

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The Academic Staff Union of University, Kogi State University chapter, has said its union would suspend its ongoing strike once the government pays owed allowances.

The ​u​nion embarked on an indefinite strike in March to demand better welfare for the university’s lecturers amongst other demands.

The u​nion’s chairman, Abdullahi Musa, told PREMIUM TIMES that as soon as its members receive the money, the strike would be called off.

“As I am talking to you right now, once my people call me and say they have received an alert we are calling off the strike. But till then we are still very much on strike,” he said.

Mr. Musa said the government has promised to pay the owed allowances in due time.

He said the union does not want to meet with the government anymore as it is left for the government to fulfil its promise made at a recent meeting.

“Other lecture​r​s in various universities have started benefiting from the funds the federal government released for welfare of lectures during the general ASUU strike in 2013, we want our own share,” he said

The Kogi State Commissioner of Information, Zaniab Okin, said the issue with  the lecturers would soon be resolved.

She said the state government is putting together the necessary resources and is committed to ensuring the strike is called off as soon as possible.


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