The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) leadership has commenced an indefinite strike nationwide.
The announcement was made at a press conference by the Union’s president, Anderson Ezeibe on Tuesday in Abuja.
Despite the federal government’s effort to prevent the strike action, Eziebe noted that Members of the union have decided to close all Nigerian polytechnics until their demands are met.
The federal government had on Monday invited officials of the Union to an emergency meeting over its proposed strike.
The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, had scheduled a meeting with the union on Tuesday.
According to a statement issued on Monday by Ben Bem Goong, spokesperson for the ministry of education, the meeting was to address the issues raised by ASUP in a bid to avert the planned strike.
Recall that The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) had announced on the 19 of March 2021, that all its members will embark on a “comprehensive industrial action” from April 6, 2021