Nigerian Polytechnics Write President Buhari, Make Demands
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has called for the implementation of the Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) Act, 2019.
The union, through its National President, Mr Usman Dutse, who spoke at the opening ceremony of the 15th National Delegates Conference (NDC) of ASUP, told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, recalling that the Act was signed by President Buhari in June, and had not been fully implemented.
The conference held yesterday at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro in Ogun.
Dutse said “You can see how the Federal Government put pressure on us on IPPIS issue; if it is their interest, they will put pressure.
“Some Rectors had forced the union members to be enrolled in the scheme, but this act that will benefit the system and workers has not been implemented.
Dutse noted that there was a letter from the ministry that was forwarded by NBTE asking that some provisions of the act shouldn’t be implemented till the coming year.
“That is why we are asking, why the alteration? They altered other areas, and they said the council should remain till next year.
“We are not against the council being delayed till next year, but there are some council members that the act has removed.
“We want them to know that there is need for them to take action in that regard,” he said.