Kogi poly ASUP, NASU join workers’ strike

ACADEMIC and non-academic activities at the Kogi State Polytechnic have been paralysed, as the two unions in the institution, on Friday, joined the ongoing strike called by the organised labour in the state.

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), at a joint press conference, said they could not stand aloof and pretend not to be affected by the development in the state.

According to a statement signed by the chairman of ASUP, John Otaru; his secretary, Sunday Boluromi, the NASU chairman, Monica Salifu and the secretary, Matthew Oseya, members of the unions decided to delay the commencement of the strike to allow the students finish their examinations which they had already started.

Addressing newsmen on behalf of the unions, Otaru said they were aware that government had collected three months statutory allocations, three months Value Added Tax (VAT), internally generated revenue (IGR) and another N20 billion bailout fund before the recent payment of arrears of four months salary to members.