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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has issued a fourteen-day ultimatum to the FG

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ASUP has issued a fourteen-day ultimatum to the federal government of Nigeria over its plans to embark on an indefinite strike if its demands are not met, warning that it would be compelled to emulate the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU, if urgent action is not taken on its demands.

A copy of the ultimatum, emanated from an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council of ASUP, where they agreed that its members would collectively begin an indefinite strike if the federal government fails to meet its seven-point demand within the next two weeks.

The council’s meeting which was presided over by its president, Anderson Uzeibe, listed the immediate release of 15 billion Naira revitalization funds for polytechnics approved by president Muhammadu Buhari eleven months ago, as one of their major demands.

The union also urged the federal government to address the issue of non-release of the scheme of service for polytechnics, approved in 2017and the immediate compliance and Implementation of the approved retirement age and new salary structure for polytechnic staff.

Written by: Enwongo Udo

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