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Fashola assures of speedy resolution of Lagos teachers strike

PUBLIC schools in Lagos, shut as a result of the on-going strike by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Union of teachers (NUT), will soon reopen, going by the assurance given  by Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN).

Fashola, just back from a tour of the Middle-East and North America, told newsmen  at the Government House, Alausa, Ikeja, that as a result of the series of meetings and negotiations already carried out in his absence by the relevant stakeholders, the schools would resume sooner than later.

The governor, who described the teachers’ strike as a convergence of legitimate demands and expectations of workers, declared, “I think with the lot of work, a lot of meetings and negotiations which have been going on in my absence, I am sure that very soon the schools will reopen”.

He, however, noted that the strike of the teachers should be seen in the context of the conflict between legitimate expectations “and what is the financial realities of the state; the conflicting management of resources, needs and expectations, especially where resources are not infinite”.October 3, 2009


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