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JUST IN: FG Hails Lecturers For Suspending Strike –

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JUST IN: FG Hails Lecturers For Suspending Strike

Information reaching Ibom Focus says that FG Hails Lecturers For Suspending The Strike

The Federal Government has praised the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) for resuming duties after its warning strike.

The government also hailed the union for acknowledging its efforts towards the resolution of the challenges facing polytechnic education in the country.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja by the Head of Press and Public Relations in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige said it was heartwarming that the polytechnic lecturers acknowledged the unrelenting efforts of the Federal Government towards repositioning higher education in the country.

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The statement reads: “ASUP has made a remarkable difference at a time the usual practice is for striking unions to deny that government has moved a needle in implementing agreements reached at negotiations.

“This union did not only acknowledge the efforts of the Federal Government, it painstakingly also listed the demands which government has met, while expressing optimism that the rest would similarly be resolved. This is the way to go, a commendable act which other unions in the Education sector must copy, moving forward, in holistic resolution of the challenges facing higher education.”

Ngige assured ASUP that the government would not relent in its efforts until all outstanding issues were sorted out.

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The minister urged other unions currently on strike in the Education sector to emulate the polytechnic lecturers and immediately resume work in the interest of their students and the country at large.

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