BREAKING: ASUP Shuts Down Polytechnics In Nigeria

ASUP has shut down Polytechnics in Nigeria.

NewsOne Nigeria reports that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has announced the commencement of an indefinite strike.

This online news platform understands that ASUP┬áPresident, Anderson Ezeibe, announced this at a press briefing in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday, April.

ASUP President said members of the union would down tools and keep polytechnics closed until their demands are met.

This is coming after ASUP had warned last Friday that it would go on strike on April 6 if the Nigerian government failed to meet its demands.

Rising from their National Executive Council meeting in Katsina, the union, in a communique, accused the government of failure to fulfil its side of the agreement made with the workers some years back.

Ezeibe said the Nigerian government had also not paid 10 months arrears of the new minimum wage owed his members in federal polytechnics.

The ASUP President also said some state governments had yet to implement the new wage for his members. He gave other reasons for the proposed strike to include demand for implementation of the contents of the NEEDS Assessment Report of 2014 in public Polytechnics and like institutions.

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