Nigerian Polytechnic Lecturers Threaten Nationwide Indefinite Strike Action

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has threatened an indefinite strike action which will begin on Monday, November 13, 2017.

The Polytechnic lecturers are implementing the strike action in demand for the implementation of the agreement reached between it and the government and also demanding a stop to the distasteful treatment meted out on it by the government.

The decision to embark on the indefinite strike action was reached after an emergency meeting of the ASUP National Executive Council.

In the meeting, the ASUP leaders maintained that there was no choice other than to embark on the indefinite strike action after the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum which it gave the federal government to implement its earlier agreement.

Speaking on the decision, the National President of ASUP, Comrade Usman Y. Dutse further accused the federal government of employing endless verification exercises to delay the implementation and payment of the agreed entitlements of its members.

The ASUP National President further stated that the Nigerian government has continuously ignored its demands even after it handed down the 21 days ultimatum.

He added: “This action shall be sustained until our demands are met or an implementable memorandum of action is agreed upon by our union and relevant agencies of government.”