The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige made this known in a statement by Charles Akpan, the Deputy Director in the ministry on Thursday in Abuja.
The suspension is for a period of three months to enable the government complete the execution of the items contained in the Memorandum of Action signed with the Union since 27th April, 2021 as contained in a statement by Comrade Abdullahi Yalwa, National Publicity Secretary of ASUP.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Senate passed the bill on Wednesday.
The angry students, who barricaded the entrance of the Federal Ministry of Education, carrying placards with various inscriptions, urged the Federal Government to listen to the cries of the students and their lecturers.
No reason was given for the cancellation of the parleys which were meant to get the members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria to call off their indefinite strike action.
Anderson Ezeibe, the National president of ASUP said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
ASUP declared an indefinite strike on Tuesday to demand the implementation of a new salary scheme for polytechnic lecturers.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the union had, on Tuesday, declared an indefinite strike to demand the implementation of a new salary scheme for polytechnic lecturers.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who gave the promise at a meeting with ASUP executives in Abuja, however, said some of the issues had been resolved.
ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, said members of the union had vowed to shut down polytechnics across the nation till the Federal Government meets their demands.
ASUP gave the notice in a communique at the end of its 99th National Executive Council meeting on Friday in Katsina.
Anderson Ezeibe, National President of ASUP, stated this in a letter addressed to the Executive Secretary of the commission and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has said it will shelve its proposed strike to support the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic across the country.
National President of the union, Usman Dutse, made the call at the opening ceremony of the 15th National Delegates Conference of ASUP held at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro in Ogun.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has hinted that the body was considering the enrolment of its members into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System to promote industrial peace and harmony.
ASUP issued the ultimatum during its National Executive Council meeting at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra on Thursday.
The Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State has told the institution’s chapter of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic to approach anti-graft agencies concerning its allegations against the school management.
Four kidnapped leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics at the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora, regained freedom in the late hours of Saturday.
The ASUP Chairman, Masopa Nurudeen, who said this at a press conference after the union congress on Saturday in Ede, said the union would withdraw its services by midnight of September 10.
The decision was reached at the end of the union’s regular congress convened to discuss the Part-Time issues in the college on Friday.