The Federal Polytechnic Kazaure, Jigawa, chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has shut down all its academic activities for two weeks.
Chairman, Dr Abdul’azeez Ibrahim Badaru stated this in a press statement issued to DAILY POST.
ASUP had called off its industrial action on June 10th 2021 based on agreements it reached with the Federal Government.
DAILY POST reported that ASUP had asked its members to be ready to stop work at any time if the Federal Government failed on its promises.
Part of the agreement includes the release of N15 billion for the revitalisation of polytechnics and monotechnics and payment of the arrears of minimum wage, the inauguration of the governing council and the pay as you earned liability issue.
However, the National Executive Council (NEC) of ASUP had on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, decided to embark on two weeks warning strike effective from today over the Federal Government’s inability to fulfil its promises.
Badaru said the decision is In line with the National Executive council NEC directives.
He, therefore, called on all stakeholders and well-meaning citizens to support the union’s demands so that people in authority will do the needful.
Badaru also urged parents and students to exercise patience as the strike action remains the only option left for the union.