LECTURERS in Nigerian polytechnics under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have commenced an indefinite nationwide strike with effect from today.
A statement issued in a press briefing in Abuja by ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, said the lecturers are protesting failure of government to address the sorry state of polytechnics and monotechnics in Nigeria despite repeated demands.
According to him, their industrial action is being commenced after the expiration of the ultimatum they issued since March 2020.
Speaking further, Ezeibe said that academic activities
would be shut shown in all polytechnics and allied institutions nationwide with serious sanction awaiting any branch that chooses to violate the order of sabotage the struggle.
This brings the number to four trade unions currently locked up with federal government over issues relating to workers’ welfare less than a week after resident doctors embarked on a nationwide strike over non-payment of allowances and other issues and judiciary staff following suit yesterday.