ASUP STRIKE: ARISE OH COMPATRIOT.
It will be recalled that throughout last two weeks, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic [ASUP] put the academic activities on hold in all the Federal and the State polytechnics throughout the country due to failure of the Federal General to attend to their agitation and ASUP deemed it fit to embark on an indefinite strike to press home their demand.
While we are yet to understand why we suffer in the midst of plenty considering the fact that Nigeria is among the top ten producers of crude oil in the world. We cannot further accept the inability of our lazy leaders to think outside the box and realizes that ‘’education is power”. Polytechnic Students did not bargain for what we are getting after marching out en mass two years ago to vote for Mr.President as we wholeheartedly hoped for a positive transformation model and not this constant suffocation.
THE QUESTION IS:
- Why must we always pay for the lackadaisical attitude of the Government with our future in line?
- Is the government not greedy enough to have implemented the minimum wage on the National Assembly and not considering the educational sector?
- Are they really interested in the Technology Advancement of our Nation / Vision 20:2020? Because Vision 20:2020 without technological based economic is a ‘’mirage’’.
We are calling on the Federal Government to expedite action to resolve the ASUP strike and we are equally appealing to ASUP not to be too rigid in their demands. If this is not done within two weeks then NAPS will have no other choice than to mobilize for peaceful mass rallies and campus protests to demand for urgent attention.
We call on all Nigerian Students to participate actively in this movement to rescue our future. This emphasis is on peaceful protests and rallies while refusing to be intimidated. NAPS call on the Nigeria Police, Armed forces and other security agencies not to turn their weapons against Nigerian Students.
Longlive Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Aluta Continua!!! Victoria Ascerta!!!
Comrade Fawale Oluwole Jacob.
National President, NAPS