Lecturers Switch To Two-Day Workweek As Subsidy Removal Bites Harder

The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has directed its members nationwide to go to work two days weekly until the Federal Government yields to its demand for a 200 per cent increase in salary.

This is contained in a statement signed by COEASU National President, Dr Smart Olugbeko in Abuja on Wednesday.

Olugbeko said the decision was reached at the union’s extraordinary meeting held on Tuesday, amidst the difficulty of its members to get to work as a result of hike in the price of petrol.

According to him, the implementation of removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government two months ago raised the price of a litre of petrol by 250 per cent.