Jun 13, 2021

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Polytechnic lecturers suspend 65-day-old strike | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News —

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its 65-day-old strike.

The decision to suspend the strike followed an assessment of the report, which indicated the gradual implementation of the in between the union and signed the action memorandum by the federal government.

According to a statement by National Public Secretary Abdullahi Yalwa released on Wednesday, the suspension of the strike will take effect from June 10th.

“The suspension is for a period of time of three months to allow the government to complete the execution of the items contained in the Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Union since April 27, 2021, “Yalwa said in the statement.

” As part of the Efforts communicated by the Federal Department of Education have met certain points, such as the reconstitution and inauguration of government councils and visiting bodies in the Nigerian Federal Polytechnics, while we believe that s the release of funds for infrastructure revitalization and minimum wage arrears are currently being worked on.

“Other points are the ongoing efforts to review the roster and service conditions for the universities of applied sciences, as well as the start of work to resolve issues related to the migration backlog from CONTISS 15 for the lower management. We also acknowledge the recent passage of the law to lift the dichotomy against HND holders in the country. ”In deciding to stay the strike, the union said it had taken note of appeals from the government , Honored traditional stools of the country, members of the National Assembly, Chairs of the Governing Councils of the Federal Technical Colleges and members of the public who showed different interests in this matter.

“This is the expectation of our Union that the suspension of this measure Will create a favorable environment for the government to fulfill other aspects of the Memorandum of Action and to allow the government to reverse its lack of confidence in our sector.