ASUP accuses FG of reneging on agreement; set for indefinite strike 

ASUP accuses FG of reneging on agreement; set for indefinite strike 


Segun Oladipupo
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has accused the federal government of reneging on some of the agreements reached with her last year.
As a result, members of the union have been asked to get ready for an indefinite strike
This is coming few days after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on a 4-week warning strike.

The call was made when the National President, Mr. Unezurike Ezeibe had a meeting with members at at Hussain Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Kazaure, Jigawa state.

He pointed out that the union suspended its industrial action on June 10, 2021 based on agreement reached with the Federal Government.
Part of the agreements include; the release of N15 billion for the revitalisation of Polytechnics and Monotechnics among others.
He added that since the agreement was reached, the federal government has fulfilled some while.leaving others out.
Ezeibe’s words, “Despite the suspension of the strike, the revitalisation funds is yet to be released after it’s approval by President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the minimum wage arrears
“The renegotiation process of the agreement is still going on. Therefore, a strike is a legitimate instrument of engagement for the government’s failure to meet our demands
“Strike is a decision taken by National executives, so any time we give a progress report and it doesn’t meet the approval and satisfaction of NEC, strike became an option.
He further disclosed that the union’s next line of action will be taken at its NEC’s meeting which will be held in March in Mubi, Adamawa State.

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