This was made known by the ASUP President, Anderson U Ezeibe, who told repeorters at the end of the 99th meeting of the National Executive Council of the union at Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina, that the industrial action was informed by six key factors affecting polytechnic education.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) has declared a nationwide strike which commences from April 6, 2021 over alleged ‘’culture of neglect by government on issues affecting the technological education sub sector.’’ The Government has been accused of consistently failing to address them over the years.
Some of the issued disclosed by the ASUP President include; Non- implementation of ASUP/FG agreement of 2010, Non-payment of salaries and arrears of the new minimum wage in some state-owned Polytechnics, among others. He complained about a write off by the Government after their meeting in October f 2020.
The conditions listed by the union which if addressed, may bring about a halt on the strike are: Implementation of the NEEDS Assessment report of 2014, reconstitution of the Governing Councils of Polytechnics, release of Promotional areas in federal Polytechnics, among others.