Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Nationwide Indefinite Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), on Tuesday, commenced a nationwide indefinite strike.

ASUP said the strike was necessitated by the government’s failure to address the demands of polytechnics and monotechnics for a better working condition and improved infrastructure and the expiration of the ultimatum issued since March last year.

This was made known by ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe on Tuesday in Abuja during a press briefing.

According to Ezeibe, all polytechnics across the country were shut by 12am on Tuesday till further notice.

Ezeibe said that the union’s demands were communicated to the ministries of education, labour and others as well as to state governors but they were all ignored.

He said, “Our grievances also include the non-reconstitution of governing councils in federal polytechnics and many state-owned institutions leading to the disruption of governance and administrative processes in the institutions since May, 2020.

“This has also undermined the renegotiation of the union’s 2010 agreement with the government which was unilaterally suspended by the government for over two years now.”

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