The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has ended its one-week strike.


The warning strike which started Wednesday, January 30 over outstanding payments of salaries and other allowances owed lecturers, ended on Monday.

‎Uthman Olayinka, general secretary, ASUP, Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) chapter, said members were done with strike and have returned to lecture rooms.

“As directed, we resumed today, just as the strike elapsed,’’ he said.


He, however, noted that the chapter had not been briefed of the outcome of the negotiation between the union’s national body and the federal government, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The union said it was unsatisfied with the current state of polytechnics in the country, emphasising that government had failed to commence re-negotiation of the ASUP/Government agreement of 2010, on the review of the federal polytechnics act.

‎The union further said that it will embark on an indefinite strike if the government failed to resolve some pending issues highlighted during the one-week strike.


“We have demonstrated enough patience in deferring the decision since August 2016,” the union said.

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