ASUP urges FG to address insecurity bedeviling the country
By: Femi Mustapha
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Zone A, has called on the Federal Government to tackle the issues of insecurity bedeviling the country
This was contained in a communique issued after its 3rd quarter 2021, Zonal Executive Council’s (ZEC) meeting held at Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto from 30th August to 1st September 2021.
The union said the wave of killings, attacks, and kidnappings in the country is becoming: worrisome, and needs urgent attention
The communique signed by zonal Publicity Secretary Zone A, Basiru Yusuf called on the Government to impose Strict adherence to provisions of the Polytechnic Act as nonadherence could pose a setback to the smooth running of the institutions.
The Communique also
frowns at the Condition of Services of member institutions in Kaduna Katsina and the Zamfara States owned institutions where members are still paid with an obsolete CONTISS Salary Scheme structure. Governments of these
The States are urged to implement the CONPCASS Salary Structure Scheme to meet the national standards is alarming by all stretch of human imaginations
“ZEC is concerned that the federal government is yet to fulfill its part of the agreement it entered with ASUP for the suspended strike by the Union and urged the Government to address Union’s demands and release the 15 billion Naira revitalization fund and minimum wage arrears with immediate to salvage the sector from imminent collapse.
” Discussions on Non-remittances of Union dues from staff salary in some States institutions in Zamfara, Niger and the Kebbi States featured prominently and ZEC urged Governments of the aforementioned States to hasten the release of Union dues for industrial harmony and smooth running of Union’s activities.
” ZEC appreciates the effort of the Government and security officers in curbing the security challenges bedeviling the country, however, more efforts are solicited from all relevant security and non-security agencies and the public in that regard.
“ZEC prays for the continuous existence of Nigeria as a united entity free from religious and ethnic bias.
“ZEC is concerned that the federal government is yet to fulfill its part of the agreement it entered with ASUP for the suspended strike by the Union and urged the Government to address Union’s demands and release the 15 billion Naira revitalization fund and minimum wage arrears with immediate to salvage the sector from imminent collapse.”
The opening session of the meeting which encompassed member institutions from Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto, Kebbi, Jigawa, Zamfara, and Niger States was chaired by the Zonal Coordinator Dr. Kasim Ibrahim.
At the meeting, issues of Zonal and National interests affecting the general lívelihood of the citizens and the Polytechnic Education in Nigeria were discussed exhaustively.