ASUP Strike: Jonathan Approves N21bn For Striking Lecturers

The Goodluck Jonathan Led, Federal Government has agreed to pay N20.4 billion arrears of new salary structure to the striking polytechnic lecturers, after yesterday’s meeting with the members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) in Abuja.

According to Mr. Nyesom Wike who made this known, The Payment is being delayed by an agreement by both parties on the modalities for the payment.

The ASUP and FG met in 2013, where ASUP tabled 13 demands to the Federal Government, or which they agreed on tackling four issues, which could be resolved in the short term, namely;
1. Setting up a Needs Assessment Committee for the polytechnics;
2. implementation of the CONTISS salary structure;
3. constitution of governing councils for the schools; and
4. The release of the white paper.

ASUP National President, Dr. Chibuzo Asomugha, has made it known that the Striking polytechnic lecturers, was not on strike for its own selfish interest, rather, the lecturers were fighting to strengthen the polytechnics, improve on the quality of students and give them the place they deserved.

We hope the strike is resolved as early as possible.


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