The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has suspended its 65 days old strike action effective from today, after an appraisal of the report indicating the gradual implementation of the items, contained in the memorandum of action, signed between the union and the federal government.
The union says it is a three-month suspension to enable completion of the government’s execution of the agreement signed with the union in April.
The leadership of ASUP in a statement by national publicity Abdullahi Yalwa further explained that as part of the efforts communicated by the federal ministry of education, certain items have been fulfilled like the reconstitution and inauguration of governing councils and visitation panels in Nigerian federal polytechnics.
“We are led to believe that the release of funds for infrastructure revitalization and minimum wage arrears is currently being processed. Other items include the ongoing efforts at the review of the scheme of service and conditions of service for polytechnics as well as the commencement of work towards resolution of the issues around CONTISS 15 migration arrears for the lower cadre.
“We also acknowledge the recent passage of the bill for removal of the dichotomy against HND holders in the country. In reaching the decision to suspend the strike, our union took into cognizance the appeals made by the government, revered traditional stools in the country, members of the national assembly, chairmen of governing councils of federal polytechnics and indeed members of the public who showed varied interests in the matter.
The statement added “it is the expectation of our union that the suspension of this action will provide an enabling environment for the government to fulfill other aspects of the memorandum of action and afford the government an opportunity to reverse its trust deficit within our sector. We equally appreciate the different layers of intervention by critical stakeholder groups in the sector within the period.”
Wike Blasts Buhari Over Continued Insecurity
Gov El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El Rufai has sacked over 90 of his political appointees.
The governor revealed on Thursday nights that the state government had yet to disengage any civil servant as only agencies connected to the local government system have disengaged staff.
El Rufai in his statement to reporters listed those affected to include the 23 local government councils, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), and the Primary Health Care Board.
He said ‘’So far, 99 political appointees have lost their jobs but we have not commenced rightsizing civil servants,” adding that “we want to be fair with regards to civil servants. We had earlier promised that before we reduce the size of the civil service, we will start with political appointees and we have done that.”
El Rufai explained that the disengaged political appointees constituted 30 per cent of the total number of political office holders in the state.
Lagos State Warns Hoodlums Against Vandalism
Lagos state Central Business District, CBD, has warned hoodlums and vandals against vandalism within the business district.
Lagos state governor’s special adviser on central business districts, Olugbenga Oyerinde has cautioned miscreants who cut and vandalize iron barriers, railings and other government road infrastructures, to desist from the act or face prosecution.
Oyerinde gave the warning on Wednesday while supervising iron barriers and railings in the Lagos Island business district. He decried the huge loss caused by the vandals who destroy government property. He urged business owners, traders and residents to be vigilant and be security conscious.
Health3 months ago
NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians Of Unregistered, Fake Insulin Tea For Diabetes
Health4 months ago
COVID-19: Brazil’s Daily Deaths Reach All-Time High
World News4 months ago
At Least 7 Bolivian Students Dead After University Railing Collapse
Sports3 months ago
Over 900 Athletes For AFN Trials
African News2 months ago
Demanding Sexual Favors Made Illegal In Uganda
Nigerian News4 months ago
COVID-19: NAFDAC Certifies AstraZeneca Vaccines Safe For Use In Nigeria
World News3 months ago
UK’s Former Leader Cameron Under Lobbying Investigation
Nigerian News4 months ago
States Yet To Meet Conditions Won’t Get COVID-19 Vaccines – NPHCDA