Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics threaten to embark on strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics – ASUP are threatening to shut down the nation’s polytechnics, if the government allowed the National Board for Technical Education – NBTE to keep intimidating its members into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System – IPPIS platform without first securing their emoluments.

The union is also accusing the government of not keeping faith with the memorandum of settlements signed with the union in 2017. ASUP also accused government of frustrating the renegotiation of its agreement with government, which was supposed to have been concluded in December 2017.

Its National President Usman Dutse said in a statement in Abuja that after efforts to make the government implement its memorandum of settlement was to no avail, they have no option than to issue a 21-day ultimatum beginning from October 2.

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