The ongoing strick by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), may extend to 2023, its national president, Anderson Ezeibe, has said.
Speaking during a meeting of the Union held at the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State, Ezeibe said “the strike is not ending after two weeks, that is the point and the strike may not even end this year.”
He said the strike would continue to drag untill the federal government meets its demands.
He said, “It is only in Nigeria that you go on strike to sign an agreement, you also go on strike to implement the agreement.”
“We call on the attention of the Nigerian government and the public to the level of irresponsibility being displayed by agencies of government and functionaries of government in these agencies on our issues. What we are seeing is a clear absence of commitment by the government.
“The meeting was more unless for the purpose of mobilizations as you know we on strike, and our members need to get the right perspective to the issue. So the meeting essentially was to raised the moral of our members explain the issue with them and encourage them to stand firmly.
“Our members should be prepared for more strikes, this is just a two weeks definite strike, it also means that we can recommend the strike, depends on the government decision. that is why I’m telling my members to be ready”.