ASUP Strike: Jonathan Intervenes To Stop Polytechnics Strike

President Goodluck Jonathan last Monday commenced direct intervention to resolve grey areas in negotiations with the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), after its leaders rejected the two installmental payment options.

ASUP President, Mr. Chibuzor Asomugha told newsmen that the Supervising Minister of Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike had comprehensively briefed the President on the remaining area of dispute, which is the installmental payment of arrears of allowances.

Asomugha said in an interview that Jonathan last Monday met alongside Presidential officials, the Supervising Minister of Education and officials of National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, and National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE and Federal Ministry of Education to finally conclude plans on the payment of the said arrears.

ASUP and COEASU have insisted that the Federal Government pay the entire N40billion at once.

It was gathered that at the last meeting the Supervising Minister of Education in a bid to convince the union showed the payment schedule for ASUU earned allowances which are being settled in installments.

“With this development, ASUP Strike will soon be call off” says ASUP president.

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