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What ASUP Said After Buhari’s Assent To Poly Act Bill


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday reacted to the latest move by President Muhammadu Buhari who signed the Polytechnic Act Amendment Bill into law.

Naija News reports that ASUP on Wednesday lauded the move by the President.

The national president of the union, Usman Dutse made this known while speaking with journalists in Lagos.

Dutse said expressed excitement that the bill was signed and hoped that all concerned stakeholders will immediately commence implementation.

He said the law would bring about development into the system, minimise internal challenges and conflicts in the sector.

“We are happy that finally, the bill has been signed; and we thank God Almighty for this great feat we have recorded in the sector.

“The law is a paradigm shift in the polytechnic sector; it will address many challenges bedevilling the sector.

“We appreciate President Buhari for assenting to the bill because we made series of efforts in the sixth and seventh assembly, but all the efforts ended without any result.

“We thank God that this time, we were able to achieve something, and we believe it will be a paradigm shift in the sector.

“The law will bring development into the system, minimise internal challenges and conflict in the sector; it will bring about increase efficiency in operations, minimise government interference and improve democracy in the sector

“I want to encourage all stakeholders to implement the law. We are calling on all the agencies to immediately commence implementation.

We are appealing to all the agencies concern to do the needful without further delay,” he said.

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