Update: ASUP suspends strike


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended the 2-month-old strike it embarked over the failure of the Federal Government to implement agreements reached with the union in 2017.

While speaking to journalists at the end of its emergency NEC meeting on Tuesday in Abuja, ASUP national president, Usman Dutse, directed members of the union to commence academic activities on Wednesday.

Recalled that the lecturers embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike on December 12, joining their university colleagues who had been on strike since November 4.

The strike was over the non-implementation of the 2009 and 2017 agreements reached with the union by the federal government, non-payment of allowances, victimisation of union members, among others.

The union lamented that none of the agreements had been implemented.

According to Mr Dutse, it was agreed that the documents currently before the Head of Civil Service of the Federation ”be retrieved, reviewed to address the concerns of our union and presented to the board of the NBTE before the end of March 2019 for approval”.