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By Enekorogha Godbless

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its two-week warning strike as members of the union were directed to resume duties on Monday (Today) May 30.

This was made known to the public in a statement issued on Saturday by the publicity secretary of the union, Abdullahi Yalwa.

“The two weeks definite strike of the Union will be rounding off on the 29th of May, 2022 as agreed by the emergency meeting of NEC.

“Consequently, the Union is requesting members to resume duties effective 30th of May, 2022 while hoping that government will take advantage of the window to address the 5 outstanding items,” he added.

“Further directives/ updates shall be released after the 103rd meeting of NEC which is scheduled to hold in the month of June 2022 during which the situation shall be reviewed.”

The ASUP maintained that “the significant inroads were made in four (4) of the items in our list of demands” which include payment of areas of the new minimum wage among others.

Though, the union also buttressed that there were still four outstanding issues yet to be addressed by the government of the federation, including the release of the N15Bn revitalization fund for the sector.

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