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After FG’s failure to implement 2016 agreement, ASUP spoils for indefinite strike



The failure of the Federal Government to implement all the agreements it entered with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) since 2016 has unavoidably forced the union to call for an indefinite strike starting on Monday.

Reports say the union came to an agreement to embark on the indefinite strike following the outcome of the National Executive Council meeting of ASUP held on Saturday at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State.

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Members of the union while lamenting their fate are of the opinion that the FG did not consider it necessary to address the demands for improved funding of polytechnic education in the country over the years.

While briefing newsmen after the emergency meeting in Kaduna State, ASUP President, Usman Dutse, and Zone A Coordinator, Kabiru Yunusa, said the union had given the FG enough time to address their demands.

Dutse further said the union had no choice than to embark on an indefinite strike after the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum issued earlier was as usual ignored by the FG.



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  1. Solomon Afolayan

    November 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Who will lose at the end of the day? Students…the innocent students will be the ones to lose, those in government don’t have their children in Nigeria Universities let alone Polytechnics…Nigeria my country!!!!!

  2. seyi jelili

    November 12, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Always endangering the future of our students for their selfish reasons, they should consult students if they will want such

    • Balarabe musa

      November 12, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      They won’t asked the students because they are lazy lectures who want to leverage on strike to abscond from work


    November 12, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Na wa o, I know asuu strike is on its way as well

    • Balarabe musa

      November 12, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      No more Asuu strike again, I can bet that with you

  4. Anita Kingsley

    November 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    This administration is not about education, when ASUP is tired it will resume. The federal government don’t care at all

  5. yanju omotodun

    November 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Buhari sees nothing special about education and that’s why he doesn’t accrue good budgetary allocation to the ministry in the 2018 budget. For Asup, strike is not the solution

    • Animashaun Ayodeji

      November 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      Buhari simply don’t care about education, ASUP should just resume without waiting for Buhari or take heart until whatever Buhari remembers them, may be in 2019.

  6. Animashaun Ayodeji

    November 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Education in history country is waste of time, especially under this Buhari-administration. All the polytechnic student should go learn trades and forget about resuming anytime soon

  7. Abeni Adebisi

    November 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    People should quit going To polytechnic, the institution is not as good as it used to be, the government don’t care about their strike

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