The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has announced a nationwide strike effective from Tuesday 5th to Wednesday 6th September 2023.
According to a memo obtained by POLYTV by the Union secretary general, Mr Shammah Kpanja, all polytechnic lecturers have been directed to withdraw their service on the 5th and 6th September 2023.
Sequel to this development, there won’t be lectures and other academic activities for the two days across all government polytechnics in the country..
The memo reads:
“Members are already aware of the resolution of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) which took place on the 31″ of August, 2023.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, part of the resolutions is that all affiliates of the NLC should withdraw their services for a two-day warning strike effective 5th September, 2023 to protest the rising poverty in the country and the insensitive of the government thereof.”
“You are therefore directed to comply with the resolutions and ensure that services of our members are withdrawn nationwide on the 5th and 6th of September, 2023…
“Further directives shall be issued as events unfold.”