Five Kogi State govt-owned universities suspend strike

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Academic and non-academic staff in five Kogi State government-owned tertiary institutions have suspended their five-month-old strike.

The institutions are the Kogi State University, Ayangba, Kogi Polytechnic, Lokoja, College of Education, Ankpa, College of Education (Technical), Kabba and College of Nursing, Obangede.

Mr Moses Balogun, Chairman, Joint Action Committee of the tertiary institutions, who announced this on Wednesday in Lokoja, after a meeting with officials of the state government, said that the strike would be suspended “for four weeks”.

He directed the workers to resume work on Thursday, June 22.

“The workers decided to suspend the strike in the interest of the students and out of respect for the members of the governing councils of the tertiary institutions.

“The suspension is to allow government to pay arrears of workers salaries and implement tax relief packages approved by government since 2014,” Balogun said.

—The Guardian