The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has embarked on an indefinite strike starting from 12:00 am of 6th April.
This was made known by the President of the union, Anderson Ezeibe at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday morning
He said members of the union have agreed to shut all the Nigerian Polytechnics and monotechnics until their demands are met which include non-implementation of NEEDS Assessment report of 2014 in the sector nor release of any revitalization fund to the sector despite assurances since 2017.
The union also said the non-reconstitution of governing councils in Federal Polytechnics and many state-owned institutions has led to the disruption of governance and administrative processes in the institutions since May 2020.
according to the union the failure of federal to kin into their promise undermined the renegotiation of the union’s 2010 agreement with the government as such was unilaterally suspended by the government for over 2 years.
In the statement released, he Ezeibe noted that the resolution of members of the union to shut down all Polytechnics across the country is now enforced effectively from 12:00 am of 6th April.
“Today, therefore, marks Day 1 of the execution of the resolutions of our union as already, academic activities have been shut down in ALL PROGRAMS run in Polytechnics and like institutions across the nation effective 00:00 hrs of 6th of April, 2021.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the following demands were communicated to the government through the Ministries of Education; as well as Labour and Employment and indeed other ministries where our members offer services through various monotechnics.”