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Nasarawa tertiary institutions suspend strike

The Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions in Nasarawa State has suspended its two weeks indefinite strike.

The state’s Chairman of the union, Mr Ariks Bashayi, announced the suspension on Wednesday in Lafia, shortly after the union’s emergency meeting.

According to him, the suspension of the strike is due to the commitment shown by the State Government through the authorities of the three tertiary institutions owned by the state.

“Though all our demands were not met, the union has shifted ground for now.

“The State Government and other stakeholders appealed to the union to call-off the strike to pave way for further negotiations.”

Bashayi said that the government had agreed to grant 75 per cent of the union’s demands, resulting to the suspension of the strike.

The chairman called on members of the union to resume work immediately, pending further directives from the union.

On April 5, the union embarked on an indefinite strike, citing government’s refusal to address welfare-related issues.

The institutions involved in the strike are the College of Education, Akwanga, College of Agriculture, Lafia and the Nassarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia.

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