The Senate has intervened in the 67-day-old strike by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics ASUP, giving hope of possible resolution.
Dr. Chibuzor Asomugha, the President of ASUP, said yesterday that the Senate Committee on Education has intervened to end the industrial action.
According to him:”The Senate Committee has pledged to intervene and meet with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the Office of Accountant-General of the Federation with a view to sorting out issues around the completion of appointment of members of governing councils of six polytechnics and the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) imbroglio.”
Asomugha, who described the ASUP meeting with Senate Committee as prolific, said “specific assignments were given to different stakeholders with Tuesday next week as deadline for results.”
Present at the intervention meeting were members of the Senate Committee on Education, Education Minister, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufa’i and Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu.