Tertiary Institutions Gives Kogi State Govt Conditions for Calling Off Industrial Action


The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of tertiary institutions in Kogi state ready to suspend the four months old strike.


JAC made this known after meeting with their various councils members during the weekend where they advised government not to victimize its members.


In a communique issued and signed on Monday by Comrade Moses Balogun, Comrade Boluromi Sunday and Joel Awodi, JAC said the move is to give government a benefit of doubt in addressing some of their pending demands.


JAC said they will suspend the industrial action after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with various council members of tertiary institutions on Wednesday.


“We are giving government an ultimatum of two weeks to look into all issues relating to all tertiary institutions in Kogi state. Government must pay all our workers that have worked for the various month, anyone found guilty should be brought to book” JAC noted.


“The cleared, uncleared, 2015 workers and sabbatical should be addressed in one week, while policy statement and others must be attended before the expiration of the second week. If government fails to honor, then we’ll resume the suspended strike action”, JAC said


JAC condemned the intimidation of its members at the College of Education Technical Kabba by security operatives warning overzealous management not to cause pandemonium across the state.


The communique read that there are institutions where they issue certificate every seven to ten years requesting governing councils to verify certificate of affected staff.


The state chairman Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka in his address commended the JAC of various tertiary institutions for the struggle for their members during this course.


Edoka tagged the solidarity as the most successful in the history of Nigeria adding that the struggle has distinguished them from the crowd.

5 thoughts on “Tertiary Institutions Gives Kogi State Govt Conditions for Calling Off Industrial Action

  1. Akowe Stephen

    Government that can not meet ur demands in 5 months & u are giving dem 2 weeks it doesn’t sound well at all

  2. adejoh Mike

    JAC is even confused. Is the strike four months or six months now. Backward state,backward institution.so displeased with my state right now.


    PLEAS let the government pay them their hard earn salaries and let the institution resume in full. we are tired of staying at home, we dont want to be a noisance in the society.


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