The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, announced on Saturday that it has resolved to resume its suspended nationwide strike from next week, following failure of the federal government to fulfil its agreement with the union.
The union had been on several weeks of strike, but suspended it on July 17 following the intervention of federal lawmakers in its negotiation with the federal government.
The National Publicity Secretary of the union, Chirman Clement, in a statement on Saturday said the
union took the decision at her 75th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held at the Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State and resolved to resume the suspended strike on October 4.
“In view of the continued insincerity of Government to honour the agreement reached with ASUP, NEC resolves that the union will resume the suspended strike with effect from 4th October, 2013.”
The lecturers passed a vote of no confidence on the National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, and called for the immediate establishment of a National Polytechnics Commission (NPC) to proactively cater for the needs of the sector.