The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) says it will intensify efforts to ensure that all lingering issues between the union and the Federal Government are resolved in 2018.
Mr Usman Dutse, ASUP National President, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that the union would build on the successes recorded in 2017.
He said the ongoing negotiation between the union and the federal government would be completed as early as possible in 2018 for onward implementation.
“There are some major things on the front burner in 2017 and we have already reached an agreement and signed a Memorandum of Settlement and Action with the federal government.
“Some of the things agreed upon, I believe, will be implemented immediately after the festivities. We hope to build on all our achievements in the new year.
“Our grievances with government include non-implementation of the NEEDS assessment report, non-passage of the Polytechnics Act Amendment Bill, sorry state of state-owned institutions and shortfalls in personnel cost releases.
“Others are withdrawal of allowances, non release of CONTISS 15 migration arrears, infractions in the appointment of rectors, and continued victimisation of union officers,“ Dutse said. Read more