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Finally: ASUP suspends 10-month-old strike.
suspended its 10- month-old strike.
This was disclosed by the President of the union, Dr
Chibuzor Asomugha, yesterday, after their National
Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja.
Speaking with Sunday Vanguard on telephone, he said, “Our
National Executive Council (NEC) met today and resolved to
suspend the strike for three months starting from Tuesday
next (this) week.”
Asomugha explained that the strike suspension was to
allow the new Education Minister, Alhaji Abrahim Shekarau,
study their demands and take appropriate action.
He, therefore, urged polytechnics students and lecturers to
report in school on Tuesday for lecture.
The ASUP leader said: “The decision to call off the strike is
in consonance with the demand of the new Minister of
Education, Alhaji Abrahim Shekarau, to allow him study our
“All ASUP is asking for is that government makes
commitment on when and how the issues will be resolved.”
He did not state whether the Federal Government has
however made any commitment before the suspension of
ASUP went on the strike on October 4, 2013 to press the
Federal Government to accede to its 13-point demands
which include the release of the White Paper on the
Visitation to Federal Polytechnics.
posted by Geoffrey Oguguo