Asup President Says "Federal Polytechnics Are Going On Strike "

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Today ASUP STRIKE 2021 Updates: If you asking If is true that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has declared a nationwide strike? The answer is YES, which is scheduled to commence from April 6, 2021, over “culture of neglect by the Nigerian government on issues affecting the technological education sub-sector.’’ As stated by ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe. ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, accused the Federal Government of insensitivity, saying despite receiving the union’s notice of strike, the government has failed to reach out to members with a view to resolving the controversial issues. The Polytechnic lecturers have made their minds open to the public and the Government by threatening to embark on strike from April 6, if their demand over what they described as unresolved issues with the Federal Government. ASUP STRIKE 2021 Updates. MR. Ezeibe has bewailed and stated some issues facing polytechnics in the country that had lingered for too long and required urgent attention which has not been giving. He said: “Because of the general lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 last year, we could not go on strike again. When we resumed around October last year, our national executive council resolved to press for these demands. However, aside from the issues that prompted us to want to go on strike, other matters have cropped up. Yet none of the original issues have been resolved conclusively. It is obvious government is not serious. Ordinarily, they will tell you that there is no money, but what about issues that do not require financial intervention? “Federal Polytechnics in the country have no governing councils since May last year. So, what it means is that approval of staff appraisal activities cannot be carried out. Principal officers cannot be appointed because such requires the approval of governing councils,” he added. REASONS WHY FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC ARE THREATENING TO GO ON STRIKE? Continue Reading

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