ACADEMIC Staff Union of
Polytechnics, ASUP, said it
would commence a “total and
comprehensive indefinite”
strike yesterday due to the
federal government’s failure
to fulfil the outstanding
agreement made with it.
According to the union’s president, Usman Dutse, in
an interview, there was a
meeting between the union
and Ministry of Labour on
October 16, with an agreement
to develop a memorandum of
understanding to resolve the
issues.
“We were told by the federal ministry of labour
that a memorandum of
understanding will be given,
but we’ve not gotten one till date
and that is why our members
say there is no seriousness on
the side of the government.”
Mr. Dutse said another
meeting with the federal
government had been
scheduled for Wednesday,
November 15.
“All academic activities
will be suspended during the
strike,” he said.
“Our union is constrained to
lament that our sector is on the
verge of collapse and needs all the emergency attention it
urgently deserves.”
Efforts to get a reaction from
the Ministry of Labour on
the strike were unsuccessful,
as its spokesperson, Samuel
Olowookere, did not respond
to calls and text messages sent
to him.

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