ASUP To Embark On Nationwide Strike May 11
Barring any unforeseen circumstance, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) will on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, embark on a nationwide strike action in protest against the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action reached with the Federal Government in May 2021.
The Zonal Coordinator of Zone D which comprises of South-South and South-East, Mr Precious Nwakodo, hinted about the nationwide strike action at a press briefing held in Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, on Monday.
Nwakodo said the planned strike was hinged on the yet to be met demands among which are the non-release of the N15 billion Revitalisation Fund approved over a year for the sector to address infrastructural deficit as contained in the 2014 Needs Assessment Report.
“Following the discouraging response of the government to the one month notice of ultimatum which ended five days ago, May 4 the NEC of the union will be meeting in two days’ time in Abuja to review the situation and take a decision on the planned strike,” Nwakodo said.