Lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have commenced indefinite strike.

The union said the strike was necessitated by the failure of government to address the sorry state of polytechnics and monotechnics and the expiration of the ultimatum issued since March 2020.

President of the union, Anderson Ezeibe, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday morning said members have agreed to shut all the Nigerian Polytechnics until their demands are met.

He listed the lecturers’ grievances to include non-implementation of 2014 NEEDS Report and non-release of revitalization fund to the sector despite assurances since 2017.

He said, “Our grievances also include the non-reconstitution of governing councils in federal polytechnics and many state-owned institutions leading to the disruption of governance and administrative processes in the institutions since May, 2020.

“This has also undermined the renegotiation of the union’s 2010 agreement with the government which was unilaterally suspended by the government for over two years now.”

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