ASUP SUSPENDS two-month strike




ASUP SUSPENDS two-month strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its strike after two months. Usman Dutse, ASUP National President, announced this at a media briefing held at the finish of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja today.

He noticed that the choice was taken in perspective of the advancement made in its talks with the Nigerian government. He said: "We have thus chosen to suspend our two-month strike. This choice was taken at the finish of our National Executive Council meeting. This is in perspective of the advancement made over the span of the association's negotiations with the government. The NEC of the association, after exhaustive deliberations and in due consultations with the individual congresses across the nation, made plans to suspend the current industrial action."

Dutse stated that the administration had appeared at make supports available for dispensing by April 2019. He also added that N16.7billion has been released for the payment of salaries and allowances.

He said; “A circular had also been released to all rectors conveying increased personnel funding for 2019 and directing the payment of full salaries and allowances in Polytechnics. It is expected that the funds shall be made available for disbursement to deserving institutions by April 2019. Equally, the approval of the NEEDS assessment report shall be pursued with all diligence to ensure a sustained and effective intervention in the infrastructure and other needs of our institutions,”

Dutse noted that the union would not hesitate to resume the strike if the government fails to review the Memorandum of Action and ensure full implementation before end of May 2019.



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