ASUP Suspends 7-Week Old Strike in Fed Poly Oko

By Ikeugonna Eleke

The Academic Staff Union of the Polytechnic (ASUP) in

the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, has suspended her one month and two weeks old strike action in the institution.

The Chairman of ASUP in the institution, Mr Samuel Igbokwe, disclosed this to journalists after a congress of the union.

Igbokwe said the suspension was with immediate effect and called on its members to resume lectures immediately.

He said: ‘This was as a result of a Memorandum of Understanding reached and signed between the Governing Council of the Polytechnic and ASUP, led by Mallam Kale Kawu, after deliberating on the remote causes of the strike.

‘We have conveyed the details of the MoU to the ASUP Congress, and they have agreed to call off the strike,’ Igbokwe disclosed.

The ASUP team, led by its Chapter Chairman, Igbokwe, and the Secretary, Mr. Benjamin Obioha, thanked the council for adopting a responsive approach, which, they said, culminated in the emergency meeting of 11th Governing Council which resulted in the end of the strike.

‘The union is happy, and has promised to work for the good of the polytechnic. Our members also expressed satisfaction with the purposefulness of the council so far and the high level maturity exhibited by the polytechnic Management in handling the strike issue,’ the ASUP leadership stated.