Stella Dimoko Polytechnic Lecturers Begin One Week Warning Strike


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Monday, January 30, 2017

Polytechnic Lecturers Begin One Week Warning Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, will today begin a one week nationwide warning strike over Federal Government’s alleged refusal to
reopen negotiations on the agreement it entered with the union in 2010.

Speaking to newsman in Asaba, weekend, National Coordinator of ASUP in the South-South and South-East geo-political zones, Dr. Chika Ogonwa, said the union might be forced to shut down the polytechnic system should the Federal Government refuse to address their grievancess.

Alleging that the Federal Government was insensitive to their plights, Ogonwa said part of their demand was the need to review the “Polytechnic Act which at
present, prescribes National Diploma, ND, for middle level manpower.” Saying that the nation’s economy was in
comatose because the players were half- baked, he argued that the union, during its 86th National Executive Council, NEC,
meeting in August 2016, shifted the strike to January 2017 to give government sufficient time to resolve the contentious issues.

He listed other grievances to include alleged victimization of union officials,
non-release of union check-off dues and undue interference in union activities,
deliberate attempt at frustrating the resolutions of the meeting of the council
on establishments, sustained poor funding of polytechnics and non-release of CONTISS 15 migration arrears.


*I think the real reasons Academic strikes hold has been hijacked by greed.


  1. Buhari they are waiting for you, come and settle our education system

  2. Education keep suffering terrible blows in this country...skill acquisition sure pass...

    * Paul planted, Appollos watered BUT #God GAVE the increase! *

  3. Osheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!

  4. It's the normal routine of ASUU and ASUP to strike under new regime,nothing new there is always a demand.


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