Polytechnic lecturers threaten to down tools

Written by on April 29, 2022

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to shut down all polytechnics in Nigeria by next week, if the Federal Government fails to meet up with its demands.

This is coming barely a month after the union gave an ultimatum to the Federal Government over their demands.

Some of the union’s demands include requests for revitalisation funds for the sector, payment of arrears of the new minimum wage, and the review of nomination instruments for institutions and management as well as programmes accreditation among others.

The National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUP, at the end of the union’s 102 National Executive Council meeting in Yola, Adamawa State, in March gave the government a one-month ultimatum.

In 2021, the union had suspended a 61-day-long industrial action after they signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government.

At the end of its emergency congress held at Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State, on Thursday, the ASUP Zone C, insisted that the Federal Government must meet up with its demands by May 4.

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