ASUP strike: FG, union agree to shift grounds

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ahmed Mo­hammed, Bauchi

The federal govern­ment and Aca­demic Staff Union of Poly­tech­nics (ASUP) have agreed to shift grounds over the lin­ger­ing in­dus­trial ac­tion em­barked upon by the union.

Rec­tor of the Federal Polytech­nic, Bauchi, Dr Shu’aibu Musa, stated this at the end of a meet­ing of the gov­ern­ing coun­cil of the in­sti­tu­tion in Bauchi.

He said the coun­cil of heads of poly­tech­nics met with the na­tional lead­er­ship of ASUP in Okoh in Anam­bra State, “and we agreed to shift ground if the federal govern­ment will shift ground and the govern­ment has also said that it is ready to shift ground”.

Dr Musa added: “The strike has af­fected us badly. Federal poly­tech­nics in Nigeria have lost one ses­sion. Now, we don’t know what to with the 2013/2014 aca­demic ses­sion, es­pe­cially with the 2014/2015 ses­sion around the cor­ner”.

Chair­man of the in­sti­tu­tion’s Gov­ern­ing Coun­cil, Al­haji Adamu Ahmed Ab­dulka­dir, said the coun­cil of chair­men of gov­ern­ing coun­cils is work­ing hard to re­solve the prob­lem be­fore the end of this month.

Al­haji Adamu said ASUP has agreed that if the federal govern­ment can ad­dress the crit­i­cal is­sues which in­clude pay­ment of about 20.4 bil­lion ar­rears by 50 per cent and tackle the other is­sues in July, the strike will be called off.

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