Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Suspends Two-Month-Old Nationwide Strike


Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP has suspended its two-month nationwide strike following the series of meetings held between the leadership of the union and the Federal Government.

ASUP Suspends strike

ASUP’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Abdullahi Yalwa, made the disclosure in a press statement on Wednesday in Abuja.


He said that the suspension would take effect from Thursday (June 10).

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that ASUP embarked on a nationwide strike on April 6, to press home its demands.


The union’s grievances include poor state of public polytechnics and monotechnics and non-payment of 10 months’ arrears of the new minimum wage.

NAN reports that the Federal Government had offered to release N15 million for the revitalisation of polytechnics and monotechnics and release money for payment of the arrears of minimum wage.

Yalwa said that ASUP suspended the strike in view of the progress made in its discussions with the Federal Government.


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