Academic. Staff Union of Polytechnics on Tuesday shutdown all polytechnics and related monotechnics across all states of Nigeria.
The decision was reached after an unfruitful meeting with officials of the ministry of education and other federal government agencies in Abuja.
The union has called for implementation of new salary scheme for lecturers, payment of salaries and promotion arrears for lecturers by some state governments, reconstitution of new governing council for the institutions among other issues.
Prior to the final shutting down of the schools, polytechnic students had appealed to the federal government to meet the needs of the lecturers, noting that the strike action would have adverse effect on their studies and possibly affect their graduation.
Following the notice by the ASUP executive, a meeting was convened by the minister of education, Adamu Adamu but unfortunately the meeting ended in deadlock, a development which led to shutting down all the polytechnics and related monotechnics in the country.
ASUP president, Anderson Ezeibe said the strike remains effective until their demands are met by the government of the country. He made the declaration on Abuja on Tuesday during a press conference to announce the strike action.
Ezeibe said the strike will commence at 12.00midnight on Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Resumption, according to him, remains indefinite