Wike Urges ASUP To End Strike

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The Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, Friday called on the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to end their strike action and return to the classroom.

Wike said this at a meeting with members of the Governing Councils of Federal Polytechnics, saying tht the government had offered to pay the sum of N40bn for the payment of CONTISS 15 arrears in two instalments.

“Please, as chairmen of Polytechnic Governing Councils, we ask that you communicate our commitment to adhering to the schedule of payment. All the processes are on and we are committed to resolving the strike action,” said Wike.

He promised that after the payment of the CONTISS arrears in March, government would complete payment of the second arrears in November.

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