Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics threatens FG over unfulfilled promises


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to down tool over unfulfilled promises of the Federal government to their various demands.

The body issued a 21-day ultimatum to the government to address its numerous agitations or risk indefinite withdrawal of its services nationwide.

Rising from its 96th National Executives Council meeting on Thursday at the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra state, the union urged its organs and chapters to commence mobilization for the proposed strike towards rescuing the sector from imminent collapse.

President of the union, Usman Dutse, who read out the 6-point communique, titled, “Renewed Threats to the survival of polytechnic education in Nigeria, the position of the ASUP”, regretted government’s refusal to respond to its several correspondences.

He maintained that only an efficiently run educational system would deliver Nigeria’s quest for a knowledge driven economy.

Dutse enumerated the areas of concern to include attempt to forcefully enroll its members into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), non-implementation of Federal Polytechnics Act 2019 Amendment, as well as continued victimization of union officers.