The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has suspended its two-month strike.
Mr Usman Dutse, ASUP, National President said this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, “we have hereby decided to suspend our two-month strike, this decision was taken at the end of our National Executive Council meeting.
“We shall not hesitate to resume the suspended strike should government fail to review the Memorandum of Action and ensure full implementation before end of May 2019.
The union president also said on the issue of salary shortfall, promotion arrears and allowances that N16.7 billion has been released.
According to him, the union was informed of the release of N16.7 billion covering agencies of government, including affected Polytechnics cleared by the Presidential Initiative for Continuous Audit for shortfalls and promotion arrears.
“A circular had also been released to all Rectors conveying increased personnel funding for 2019 and directing the payment of full salaries and allowances in Polytechnics.
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