COEASU Extends Ongoing Strike
July 20, 2022
Lecturers in the Nigerian colleges of education under the aegis of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, COEASU, have extended their ongoing strike by three weeks.
The National President of the union, Smart Olugbeko, stated this at the end of its National Executive Council meeting, saying their decision is hinged on the failure of the Federal Government to embrace the union’s preference for the University Transparency Accountability System.
Olugbeko also said the failure of the state governments to address issues peculiar to state-owned colleges of education has further deteriorated the situation in some of these states with the enforcement of no work, no pay and victimization of Union leaders.
He said the Union has submitted its charter of demands to the Federal Government’s team for renegotiation, and the sincerity of the government towards meaningful collective bargaining cannot be ascertained until August 2, 2022, when the renegotiation proper begins.