The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has announced the suspension of its over 2 months old strike following the fulfilment of the stipulated conditions outlined by the institution.
According to a statement issued by the union’s National Publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Yalwa, yesterday he said, “As part of the efforts communicated by the Federal Ministry of Education, certain items have been fulfilled like the reconstitution and inauguration of governing councils and visitation panels in Nigerian Federal Polytechnics while we are led to believe that the release of funds for infrastructure revitalization and minimum wage arrears is currently being processed.”
Mr. Yalwa stated that the suspension which takes effect for a period of three months to enable government complete execution of items contained in the Memorandum of Action. “Other items include the ongoing efforts at the review of the Scheme of Service and Conditions of Service for Polytechnics as well as the commencement of work towards resolution of the issues around CONTISS 15 migration arrears for the lower cadre. We also acknowledge the recent passage of the Bill for removal of the dichotomy against HND holders in the country,” he added.