Following the meeting with the National Assembly Joint Committee on Education on July 9, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) will on Tuesday appraise the progress in its indefinite strike that started on April 29. This information was revealed by the ASUP president, Mr. Chibuzor Asumogba today in Lagos to the News Agency of Nigeria.
On July 9, ASUP met with the Joint Committee, the Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai and his Labor and Productivity counterpart, Chief Emeka Wogu, who were calling the union to call off the strike.
According to Mr Asumogba, tomorrow’s NEC meeting would determine the line of action, taking into account that the union had received a green light on CONTISS 15 migration and other promises, he added.
Mr Asumogba also praised the Joint Committee and expressed confidence that the demands of union will be met:
“The committee is highly placed and with its members’ integrity, we have no doubt that our demands will be addressed,” he added.
However, he did not disclose whether ASUP plans to call off the strike in case of a successful meeting tomorrow:
“It all depends on what the NEC decides, everything would be decided on Tuesday,“ he concluded.