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Kwara state tertiary institutions have threatened to go on strike.

Workers in Kwara-owned tertiary institutions, united under the aegis of the Committee of Unions in Tertiary Institutions (CUTI), have given the government a 14-day ultimatum on the beginning of industrial action.

According to a statement issued by Mr. AbdulLateef Yahya, the state Public Relations Officer (PRO) of CUTI, the state administration must adopt the National Minimum Wage within 14 days, or else face the threat of industrial action in all of the state’s institutions.

In a statewide tour of CUTI, Yahya said, the association reached the decision to go on strike after speaking with stakeholders at joint congresses held at Oro and Lafiagi Colleges of Education, as well as the College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS) in Ilorin, among other places.

The association described the exclusion of state tertiary institutions from the implementation of the new minimum wage as unfair, and stated that all efforts by the Committee, including several letters and meetings with state government representatives, on the need to include CUTI in the minimum wage were in vain.

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