ASUP Suspends Strike, Directs Polytechnics To Resume Lecture Tuesday

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has announced the suspension of its over 10 months strike.

ASUP President, Dr. Chibuzor Asumogha, said the suspension is only for three months to allow the new minister of Education, Mr. Ibrahim Shekarau, time requested to enable him study the situation and demands by lecturers.

Asumogha who said the Union embarked on strike to draw government’s attention to the decay in the polytechnics in Nigeria, insisted that the protracted industrial action had sufficiently drawn attentions to the plight of polytechnic education.

He said, the interventions by the Labour minister, the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as the new minister informed their decision to suspend the strike.

“We have suspended the strike for three months, with effect from July 15,” he said. “It is not based on any offer but for the sake of the system and our students,” Asumogha said.