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FG Begs ASUP To Suspend Strike

FG Begs ASUP To Suspend Strike
  • PublishedMay 28, 2021

The Federal Government has begged the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), to suspend strike.
Federal Government made the appeal through the Minister of State for Education, Hon Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, in Abuja on Friday.

Hon Chukwuemeka expressed sadness over the prolonged strike embarked upon by the ASUP and called on the Union to call off the strike unconditionally.

The Minister while addressing students of polytechnics across the country, who were protesting the prolonged closure of their Institutions, he affirmed the students that issued with ASUP will soon resolve.

A statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Mr. Ben Ben Goong stated that the supervisory Ministry did not in anyway close down the Polytechnics; rather, ASUP chose to close down the schools.
He added that the Federal Government has met all the demands of the union, maintaining that there was absolutely no reason to continue the strike.
He used the occasion to appeal to the Union to call off the strike immediately and unconditionally.
The leader of the Protest, Comrade Leo Emeka expressed the frustration of the Nigerian Students saying that polytechnics students are fed up with the prolonged strike as well as the unending academic session, adding that many students could no longer meet up with the financial demands to enable them graduate.
He appealed to the Federal Government to facilitate the payment of arrears of the withheld minimum wage which is the reason for embarking on strike.

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