The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, yesterday said that there was no going back on its demands, insisting that unless all issues that prompted the strike were resolved, the action would continue. This statement is coming just as the strike fires up in its second month.
ASUP had called out its members to embark on a nationwide strike in protest against government’s refusal to implement agreement on bothering on welfare and other sundry issues.
The union, after its 74th National Executive Council, NEC, meeting at Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, expressed concern over the lackadaisical demeanour of government towards exercising the political will to meet the demands which led to the strike.
It said the NEC appreciated the understanding shown by students, parents and guardians over the on-going industrial action and urged other stakeholders to show similar understanding and work with it towards strengthening the polytechnic sector in Nigeria.
The union urged the government to stop paying lip-service to the technical education sector in the country.