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Nigerian polytechnics to be shutdown as ASUP Joins NLC Indefinite Strike

Nigerian polytechnics to be shutdown as ASUP Joins NLC Nationwide Strike 

The leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) will commence an indefinite strike on Tuesday, October 3rd October 2023.

President of NLC Joseph Ajaero and that of TUC, Festus Osifo made the declaration at a press briefing in Abuja.

Meanwhile the Academic staff Union of polytechnics (ASUP), an affiliate of the NLC, has declared their position to mobilize support for the indefinite strike.

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, on Friday, said it would mobilize its members across the country for the strike.

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The National President, ASUP, Dr Anderson Ezeibe, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

He said, “Yes, we are an affiliate of the NLC. Our members have been instructed to mobilize for the strike in line with the directive of the NLC.”

ASUP said the recent removal of subsidy on petrol with its attendant increase in prices of goods and services, has rubbished the approval of 35 per cent and 25 per cent wage review for academic staff in Nigerian polytechnics.

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Sequel to this development, academic activities will be suspended in all the Federal polytechnics and state polytechnics across the country effective from Tuesday 3rd October 2023 until further notice as the union declared support for the strike action.

Polytechnic Students are advised to wait for further directives from their respective school management on the said strike action. 

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