By LUKA BINNIYAT
KADUNA- Students of Kaduna Polytechnic, yesterday, blamed the Federal Government for the six months old strike by members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), in the institution, threatening to stage a protest march in Abuja on Monday if the government failed to resolve the contending issues with their lecturers before then.
Meanwhile, ASUP has vowed not to suspend the strike until the government issues a White Paper on the report of the panel that investigated the crisis even as all the 900 members are said to have collectively received over N400 million in salaries and allowances since the work-to -rule action began in January.
At a briefing at the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) Press Centre, Kaduna, Comrade Salawudin Lukman, who spoke on behalf of the students, said they had suffered enough, staying idle for six months, and blamed the government for keeping quiet over their problems.
ASUP chairman, Malam Yahaya Bida, confirmed that members of the union had received their salaries even as the strike was going on when he spoke with Vanguard on telephone.