The Federal Government has invited the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, to an emergency meeting following the threat to embark on another round of strike.
A statement to this effect, Monday evening by the Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Education, Bem Goong, quoted the minister, Adamu Adamu as explaining that the meeting is “intended to nip the strike in the bud.”
The statement read: “The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has invited the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics to an emergency meeting following the threat to embark on another round of strike.
“The emergency meeting is to hold tomorrow, the 6th of April 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja.
“The minister, who explained the reason for the emergency meeting, said it is intended to nip the strike in the bud.”
Goong recalled that ASUP had issued a notice of strike over what the organization described as the refusal of government to implement some of the agreements entered into between the union and the Federal Government.