ASUP To Join ASUU Strike Friday


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, saysit  will  embark on an indefinite strike from Friday, 4 October, 2013 to press home their demands.

The National Chairman of the Union, Chibuzo Asomugha, gave this indication in a chat with P.M.NEWS on Monday morning.

He stated clearly that the lecturers had been asked to call off the industrial action which they embarked upon early this year but the Federal Government is yet to fulfill the promises made since then.

“We are going on an indefinite strike starting from Friday, 4 October, to remind the Federal Government of the promises they made when they asked us to go back to the classrooms early this year.

“The union believes that the government has failed us in that regard because we trusted them but the conditions were not met,” Asomugha stated.

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He added that “for these reasons, we have instructed all our member institutions to stay away from the classrooms starting from Friday as we seek a permanent solution to the looming crisis in the education sector of the country.

“We can’t be taken for a ride continuously and that’s why we want a permanent resolution to the promises which had been made.”

This recent development will come as a worry to students in the country as the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU,  is nowhere near its end.

—Damilare Okunola

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