Nasarawa state owned tertiary institutions on Friday declared an indefinite industrial action in a bid to get improved welfare among other demands.
Some of the institutions involved in the action are college of education , AKWANGA, college of agriculture, LAFIA and the Nasarawa state polytechnic, Lafia.
The workers cited refusal by the state government to address thier welfare as part of reasons why they were embarking on strike indefinitely.
The workers, under the aegis of the joint union of tertiary institutions, in a statement in lafia, the capital, said they had exhausted avenues geared towards resolving the dispute amicably and were left with no alternative but to go on the strike.
According to the chairman of JUNSTI in Narawa, Ariks Samuel- Bashayi, the workers had resolved to shut the institutions at the meeting held on wednesday.
He said, Arising from the meeting of the joint union of Nasarawa state tertiary Institutions held at the Nasarawa state polytechnic, Lafia on february 14, 2018, we decry the failure of government to urgently address the pending issues tabled before it despite several communications to it.,
All members are therefore directed to observe the strike from friday, February 16, 2018 till further notice.
But commissioner for education in the state, MR . Ahmed Tijani, in the meeting with concerned lecturers of Nasarawa state polytechnic, threatened to deal to deal with any union of the three tertiary institutions sabotaging governments efforts raising the standard of the education in the state.