The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has announced that it will commence a one-week warning strike on Monday.
ASUP explained that this became imperative as the federal government refused to improve polytechnic education in the country.
The Union's South-South/South-East Coordinator, Dr. Chika Ogonwa, stated this on Sunday in Asaba, declaring that they will embark on an indefinite strike, if the government failed to resolve all issues within the one week.
Ogonwa said the FG had failed to commence re-negotiation of the ASUP/Government agreement of 2010 on the review of the Federal Polytechnics Act.
"Effective from tomorrow (Monday), the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has lifted the ban on its deferred industrial action against the near collapse of the sector in Nigeria. The one week warning strike ends February 5th.
"President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is insensitive to our plight. After this warning strike, the Federal Government will be left with two options – either to close down the system or redeem it from total collapse", he said.