1st February, 2012
The southwest chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (Zone C), has commended the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress, TUC, civil society groups and other Nigerians, for their patriotic effort at resisting the federal government policy on fuel subsidy removal.
ASUP commended labour and other groups in a communique issued at the end of its regular meeting held recently at the Isolo campus of the Lagos State Polytechnic.
The communique, signed by Comrade Babatunde Dosunmu, Comrade Olawale Adetunji and Comrade Kadiri Kamoru, the Zonal Coordinator, Secretary and Publicity Secretary respectively, also commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives during the protest.
The union also decried non-payment of salary to its members in Ogun State owned polytechnics, and therefore called on the state government to pay up all outstanding salaries and allowances. The union further stated that it will not tolerate non-payment of salary to its members and for increased effort between the union and government in honing their skills through regular on-shore and off-shore training sponsorship.
During the meeting, the union also elected new executives. Those elected include Comrade Olawale Adetunji of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, as Secretary, Comrade Kadiri Kamoru of Federal Polytechnic, Offa, as Publicity Secretary and Comrade Akintade Matthew, of Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu-Igbo, as Treasurer.
The union called on the newly elected officers to work with the zonal coordinator to move the union forward.