Oyogist has learned that the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has declared a two-week warning strike which will commence on May 16, 2022.This was disclosed in a statement released on Wednesday.
According to ASUP, the decision was taken after an emergency National Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday.
It said part of its demand includes the non-release of the approved revitalization fund for the sector, Approved N15bn, yet to be released 11 months after approval by the President.
ASUP added, “Non-release of arrears of the new minimum wage: The owed 10 months arrears for the Polytechnics is yet to be released. The composite amount covering all Federal Tertiary Institutions to the approximate figure of N19Bn currently exists as an AIE in the Accountant Generals Office.”
“We are deploying this medium to equally appeal to members of the public to prevail on the government to do the needful within the two weeks period so as to avoid an indefinite shutdown of the sector.” the union threatened.