Yes! latest educational news reaching our educational broadcasting desk is that the ASUP Strike has been called off.

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended their strike action which they commenced on the January 2019.

Educational news reaching us is that the strike which has kept student off school is now called off, ASUP president, Mr. Usman Dutse said they’ve decided to call off the two month old strike.

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its strike after two months. According to the ASUP National President Usman Dutse, who disclosed this at a media briefing which was held at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in FCT Abuja today.

The president said that the decision to call off the ASUP strike was taken in view of the progress which was made in its discussions with Nigerian federal government. He said and I quote below;

“We have hereby decided to suspend our two-month strike. This decision to suspend the ASUP strike was taken at the end of our National Executive Council meeting. This is in view of the progress which was made in the course of the union’s negotiations with the Nigerian federal government. The National Executive Committee of the union, after exhaustive deliberations and in due consultations with the respective congresses across the nation, resolved to suspend the current industrial action.”

Usman Dutse, ASUP National President, announced this at a media briefing held at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja today.

He noted that the decision was taken in view of the progress made in its discussions with Nigerian government. He said: “We have hereby decided to suspend our two-month strike. This decision was taken at the end of our National Executive Council meeting. This is in view of the progress made in the course of the union’s negotiations with government. The NEC of the union, after exhaustive deliberations and in due consultations with the respective congresses across the nation, resolved to suspend the current industrial action.”

The ASUP president, Dutse stated that the federal government had shown willingness to make funds available for disbursement by April 2019. He disclosed that N16.7billion has been released for the payment of salaries and allowances.

When asked what the Union will do if the federal government fails to honor their promise, the president, Usman Dutse noted that the union would not hesitate to resume the strike if the government fails to review the Memorandum of Action and ensure full implementation before the end of May 2019.

Important Note:

We are advising all Students of Polytechnics in Nigeria to check their school for their institution’s resumption date.

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