THE President of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, (COEASU), Mr. Emmanuel Asagha, gave the Federal Government conditions for ending the 7-months old strike, during an interview with grapevine.

Asagha, who lauded the constitution of the panel for award of the degree, said there must be concrete agreement between the union and government before the strike could be suspended.

“There is hope, I will not be pessimistic. There is hope; we are all thinking about how the system can run successfully. If we have to keep fighting continuously, definitely, there will be no end to this war. We hope that by the grace of God, after the constitution of this committee, we are looking up to the time when the minister will invite us again, because as you know, salaries of staff have been held for the past three months or four months going.

And people could be victimised for one reason or the other. We must get on the table and let there be a succinct agreement that people will not be victimised; that salaries will be paid, while we continue discussions on the other issues, so that the system does not suffer forever,” Asagha noted.

The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union, (COEASU) embarked on an indefinite strike since December 18, 2013 to press home the implementation of their demands from the federal government since December 18, 2013.

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