ASUP Shuts Down Polytechnics

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The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has commenced an indefinite strike.

Anderson Ezeibe, president of the union, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday morning.

He said members of the union have agreed to shut all the Nigerian Polytechnics until their demands are met.

This is coming despite the federal government’s move to avert strike action in Polytechnics.

Recall that the union in its 99th National Executive Council, NEC meeting held at Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, through its President, Ezeibe, in a media briefing with journalists on the status of engagement between them and government in Katsina state, recalled that the Union issued a 15-day ultimatum to the government in March 2020 outlining several issues bordering on the culture of neglect by the government on issues affecting the technological education subsector with specific instances were cited in the refusal of the government to respect the provisions of the ASUP/FGN agreement of 2010, non-payment of salaries in some state owned institutions, non-payment of the 10 months arrears of the new minimum wage to its members in Federal Polytechnics.

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