COEASU to FG: We’ll begin strike immediately schools are reopened
The College of Education Academic Staff Union, (COEASU),Thursday has said that lecturers have began preparations for a possible strike which it explained, was meant to address some pending issues with the government. The union at a press conference addressed in Abuja, directed members to immediately withdraw their services until pending issues it has with the government were addressed.
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Briefing newsmen at the event attended by the executive members of the union, COEASU president, Nuhu Ogirima, claimed that the government failed to release the outstanding N441 billion resulting from the received needs assessment of the federal colleges of education. According to the COEASU President, government has disappointed Nigerians given that in the education sector, almost all the unions are embarking on strike over poor funding and neglect. Ogirima regretted that many correspondences sent to draw the attention of the federal government to attend to the demands of the federal colleges of education in the country failed.