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ASUP ends 10 month old strike

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shekarau, ibrahim, education minister
shekarau, ibrahim, education minister
Lecturers in the Nigerian polytechnic system, assembled under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, hasve voted to suspend their 10-month-old strike.

The strike, which started in October 2013, was suspended on Saturday morning at the National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the union held in Abuja.

The National Publicity Secretary of ASUP, Clement Chirman, confirmed the suspension of the strike to newsmen

He said all striking lecturers have been directed to resume work on Tuesday.

The ASUP NEC meeting was held two days after the leadership of the union held a ‘fruitful’ meeting with the new Education Minister, Ibrahim Shekarau, who was sworn in by President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday.

The ASUP NEC consists of all chapter (polytechnic) chairmen of the union and the national executive of the body.

Before the strike was called off, there had been hints of a rupture in the unity of the lecturers and their union chapters as individual units had begun to give in and were acceding to resumption schedules announced by individual polytrechnics.


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