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Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by Nobody: 11:20am On Feb 22, 2015
Polytechnic lecturers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have said following the expiration of two weeks notice given to the federal government, the union will begin an indefinite strike action on February 25th, 2015.

The union had on February 11 issued a two weeks ultimatum urging the federal government to immediately implement the agreement it reached with the union which led to the suspension of its strike last July.

President of ASUP, Comrade Chibuzor Asomuga, who addressed journalists in Abuja at the weekend at the end of the national executive council (NEC) meeting of the union expressed disappointment over the government’s failure to implement the agreement it reached with the union.

He said in July 2014, ASUP suspended the strike on the plea of the Hon Minister of Education, Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau who just resumed as minister then. He said the minister had requested for a three month moratorium to enable him tackle the lingering problems.

“Unfortunately and sadly too, since the suspension of that strike and despite our strong reminders to government on the pending issues and repeated assurances from the minister, none of the issues has been addressed to a logical conclusion”, he said.

“In a strange twist, rather, and without recourse to the content and spirit of the understanding on which the union suspended the strike, the Federal Ministry of Education on the 26th of January 2015, under the guise of a proposed verification exercise, issued a circular directing the suspension of the CONTISS 15 Salary Structure which implementation dates back to 2009, thereby, creating further confusion in the sector.

“This development is provocative, ill timed, retrogressive, and is a flagrant breach of the trust and character of the agreement that led to the suspension of the strike in July, 2014. We are lost as to the real intent and objective of the Federal Ministry of Education in stirring the hornet’s nest at a time when our nation is in the throes of a challenging transition.”

He said the union had therefore resolved that at the expiration of the two weeks ultimatum the Union has issued to Government beginning from 11th February, 2015 on the pending issues, ASUP shall embark on an indefinite strike action until all the ongoing anomalies in our Polytechnics are addressed and the 13 point demand pending before Government implemented.

Other resolution reached at the end of the NEC included that “the Federal Government should, without further delay dissolve the Governing Councils of the Federal polytechnics Oko and Ado Ekiti as they have become burdens rather than solutions to the myriad of problems bedeviling the sector.

“That the circular issued by the Ministry of Education suspending the implementation CONTISS 15 Migration be withdrawn with immediate effect as the suspension is ill-timed and counterproductive and will create further tension in the sector.

“That Managements and Councils of Polytechnics in Nigeria must desist from interfering in ASUP activities in their Institutions and stop forthwith the intimidation of staff who insist that proper things be done.”

Source: http://leadership.ng/news/413258/polytechnic-lecturers-begin-strike-february-25
Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by Obascoetubi: 11:22am On Feb 22, 2015
Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by chiibekee(f): 11:27am On Feb 22, 2015
I don't want to believe this story. My body no need that strike at all.
Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by JigsawKillah(m): 11:32am On Feb 22, 2015
and them still want to reelect Badluck Jonathan Ebele

Sai Buhari

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Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by otokx(m): 11:34am On Feb 22, 2015
They should have waited till after elections.
Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by Obipat(m): 12:00pm On Feb 22, 2015
And somebody is saying this man should continue? If he doesn't fulfil his promise now that he is campaigning is it when he won that he will fulfil it? Pls my ppl be wise, we need change. I'm not a partisan, I voted for Goat I mean GEJ in 2011 but I'm regreting it. GMB all the way

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Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by egift(m): 12:01pm On Feb 22, 2015
Welcome to Jonathan's legacy on Education. He thought building some mushroom almajiri school and and one or two blocks as as new Universities is the meaning of transformation.

BTW, ASUU issues are not resolved. Same with Judicial worker, Doctors, Polytechnics, etc.

Jonathan has failed Nigerians at all levels, all ethnic groups and geo-political regions, with and outside Nigeria. Remember we still have the Internally Displaced and refugees is neighbouring countries - Yet years have past and Trillions squander for God-know-what.

Nigerians Need Change. Jonathan must go!

Sai Buhari.
Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by CaptainAmerica1: 12:15pm On Feb 22, 2015
Jonathan has failed

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Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by Nobody: 12:42pm On Feb 22, 2015
A Failed Government....

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Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by FOLYKAZE(m): 12:43pm On Feb 22, 2015
Everything under GEJ governmentt has turned to Badluck.

Our booming economy meet GEJ and Badluck came in, now it has transformed to Doom.

Our Naira meet GEJ and suddenly got devalued to the worst ever experienced rate.

Our Security meet GEJ causing us a Badluck.

Rising power meet GEJ and hit it own share of Badluck, Electricity is becoming history in Nigeria.

GEJ brought his Badluck to Education sector, Indefinate strike becomes order of the day.

Enough of Goodluck bringing Badluck ends.

This man must return back to the Otueke forest reserve and live with the wild. . . . .he does not deserve to live with human.

We on earth have rejected you.

Our ancestors have rejected you

Go away with your Badluck.

Buhari pls come back home and save us from this mess


Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by Jorussia(m): 1:37pm On Feb 22, 2015
This Asup people should be patriotic jare,na only them dey suffer for the country?

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Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by deeabdul: 2:14pm On Feb 22, 2015
nd dis d fucking transformation evry saTanist is yelling....anoda dark 4years awaits dem...
Re: Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Strike February 25 by Mooaloji(m): 2:45pm On Feb 22, 2015
Enjoy d fresh air why it last. Nonsense government. I represent Change

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