Polytechnic lecturers suspend two-month-old strike


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its strike action that has lasted for two months.

National President of ASUP, Usman Dutse, announced on Tuesday in a news conference in Abuja.

“We have hereby decided to suspend our two month old strike; this decision was taken at the end of our National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.

“We shall not hesitate to resume the suspended strike should government fail to review the the Memorandum of Action (MoA) and ensure full implementation before end of May 2019.

“This is in view of the progress made in the course of the union’s negotiations with government.

“The NEC of the union, after exhaustive deliberations and in due consultations with the respective congresses across the nation resolved to suspend the current industrial action.

“This is based on the condition that government committed to review the Memorandum of Action to concretise the resolutions and ensure its full implementation by end of May 2019, failing which the union shall resume the action at its discretion,” he said.