By DAYO ADESULU
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended its 11 months strike.
This was disclosed by the President of the Union, Dr Chibuzor Asomugha,Saturday, after their National Executive Council, NEC, meeting held in Abuja.
Speaking with Vanguard on telephone he said, “Our National Executive Council, NEC, met today (Saturday) and resolved to suspend the strike for three months starting from Tuesday next week.”
Asomugha who said that the strike was suspended for three months explained that the consideration was to allow the new Education Minister, Alhaji Abrahim Shekarau study their demands and take appropriate action.
He, therefore urged students and lecturers without further delay to go back to their classrooms.
He said: “The decision to call off the strike is in consonance with the demand of the present Minister of Education, Alhaji Abrahim Shekarau to allow him study our demands.”
According to the union leader, “all ASUP is asking for is that government makes commitment on when and how the issues will be resolved.’’ He did not state whether the Federal Government has however made any commitment before the suspension of the strike.
You will recalled on Thursday last week after Shekarau was sworn-in as minister on Wednesday that he met with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP demand for time to study their demand.