Katsina Varsity Lecturers Begin Strike Today

The Joint Consultative Forum of the three tertiary institutions of Katsina State will begin an indefinite strike from today, a statement from union has revealed.

The statement, which was signed by the chairman of the association, Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic chapter, Comrade Tukur Dahiru Bakiyawa and five others, said the strike was imperative following the state government’s failure to meet their demands.

Some of the demands, according to the union, include the non-implementation of 2012 yearly increment and nonpayment of the remaining 50 per cent of union members’ dues. The union therefore appealed to parents, students and the general public to show understanding with the situation.