BREAKING: ASUP Embarks On Nationwide Strike On December 12

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ASUP Announces Date For Nationwide Strike, Cites Reasons

Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have declared that it would begin an indefinite strike from December 12.

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The National President of ASUP, Usman Dutse, who spoke with Premium Times on Wednesday morning, said the federal government had failed to meet the demands of the polytechnic lecturers.

Before now, the union had on October 2 issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government before it extended it to November. But even then, it did not commence the strike.

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However, said the proposed strike would be “total and indefinite”.

His words: “This further emphasises the resolution of the 93rd National Executive Council meeting reached at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos last week.”

“Government has failed to implement and fulfil agreements it reached with the union as contained in the memorandum of understanding signed.”

The polytechnic lecturers will be joining their counterparts in the university who have been on strike for a month over the failure of the government to fulfil the content of the Memorandum of Action it signed with the union in 2017.

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