Azare College of Education lecturers suspend strike

Bauchi— The Academic Staff Union of College of Education, Azare, Bauchi State, COEASU, has suspended its indefinite industrial action in the institution.

In February, the union embarked on strike over what it described as alleged insensitity of the management and governing council in re-appointing Aliyu Shehu as Registrar of the college as well as the termination of the appointments of 194 striking lecturers.

In a statement signed by the Chairman of the union, Comrade Sanusi Ibrahim in Bauchi, yesterday, the union stated that the suspension followed the intervention of the Katagum Emirate Council which met and resolved the matter with Governor Isa Yuguda.

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Ibrahim said that Yuguda was not aware that 194 lecturers in COEASU were sacked and directed the state head of service to meet with the governing council of the college to resolve the problems once and for all.

“We have seen a reasonable commitment from the side of the state government because the state head of service has been visiting Azare frequently over the matter and has held discussions with the Wazirin Katagum and in view of the present intervention, we have suspended the strike.”


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