The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has finally been called off their strike after embarking on it two months ago. the strike was called off on Tuesday, February 12, 2018.
Usman Dutse, the ASUP National Chairman, revealed this at a news conference held in Abuja today.
“We have decided to suspend our two month old strike; this decision was taken at the end of our National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.
“We shall not hesitate to resume the suspended strike should government fail to review the Memorandum of Action (MoA) and ensure full implementation before end of May 2019.
“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.
“This is based on the condition that government committed to review the Memorandum of Action to concretize the resolutions and ensure its full implementation by end of May 2019, failing which the union shall resume the action at its discretion.”
“It is expected that the funds shall be made available for disbursement to deserving institutions by April 2019.
“Equally, the approval of the NEEDS assessment report shall be pursued with all diligence to ensure a sustained and effective intervention in the infrastructure and other needs of our institutions,” he added.