Governor Bello bans trade unions in Kogi tertiary institutions
Written by Morenike Adebayo on October 26, 2017
Kogi State government has banned the activities of the Joint Action Committee of Trade Unions of Tertiary Institutions and all forms of unionism in the state-owned tertiary institutions. The government made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.
The government said it respects the rights of all citizens to responsibly associate and pursue their welfare within the ambits of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the laws of the state, the rights of other citizens and the general norms of a democratic society.
The state government, however, accused the unions in the state-owned tertiary institutions of impeding its efforts to carry out holistic reforms of the civil service through their unjustified industrial actions.
The governor had earlier proscribed the activities of the Kogi State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). He also directed the Kogi State Ministry of Education to immediately find and engage suitable replacements for all academic staff vacancies, including those who have left, may wish to leave or who are deemed to have left service.
Bello however said his government remains committed to meeting her obligations to all genuine employees as promptly as available resources would permit.