The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has gone on strike for an indefinite period of time across Nigeria.
The union’s leadership, headed by its president, Anderson Ezeibe, made the announcement to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday.
Members of the union have threatened to shut down Nigerian Polytechnics before the Federal Government addresses their demands, according to him.
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Recall that the FG called an emergency meeting with Union leaders on Monday to discuss the planned strike.
Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, had called a meeting with the union for Tuesday.
The conference, according to Ben Bem Goong, spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, was held on Monday.
According to a statement released on Monday by Ben Bem Goong, the ministry of education’s spokesperson, the meeting was held to discuss concerns posed by ASUP in order to avoid a scheduled strike.