The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic has accused the Federal Government of neglecting technical and vocational education in the country.
“NANS is passionately appealing to ASUU and ASUP, in the spirit of love and reconciliation that Christmas brings, to call off their strike,” NANS’ Public Relations Officer, Bestman Okereafor, said.
Usman Dutse, National President of ASUP, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos that the new date was communicated to the union.
ASUP embarked on strike on December 12 over allegations that the Federal Government failed to keep its agreement with the union.
The Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has complied with the indefinite strike declared by the national body on Wednesday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that ASUP had declared to commence a comprehensive and indefinite strike from December 12 in all the nation’s polytechnics to compel the government to meet their demands.
Usman Dutse, the National President of the union, made the declaration in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
The decision was reached at the just-concluded NEC meeting in Abuja chaired by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
The board’s Executive Secretary, Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, gave the assurance in Kaduna on Wednesday at a meeting with Chairmen and Rectors of state polytechnics.
The national leadership of the Academic Staff Union Polytechnics says the governing council of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki in Oyo State lacks the power to suspend activities of the union in the institution.
According to the union, this will enhance speedy development of the education sector in the country.
Lateef Fagbemi, Chairman, Governing Council of the college, stated this at the 11th International Science, Technology, Education, Arts, Management and Social Sciences Conference in Lagos.
The union said this would boost President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war and fast track national development.
Omokungbe gave the advice at the inauguration of a Common Room, established by members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics YABATECH Chapter.
The Chairman of the association, Umar Usman, made this known while briefing newsmen in Gusau on Wednesday.
Nureni Yekini, the new Chairman of the union, gave the advice in the interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.
Usman Dutse, the ASUP National President, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos that the union would build on the successes recorded in 2017.
Ocheni said this at a news conference on the internal security and industrial and labour harmony in Kogi State on Monday in Abuja.
Usman Dutse, the National President of ASUP, gave the warning on Wednesday in Lafia at the 6th National Conference of the union.
The institution’s ASUP Chairman, Dr. Aliyu Ibrahim at a press briefing in Kaduna described the move to reappoint the rector by the Federal Government as “a mistake and a disaster in waiting