Auchi Poly Rector urges lecturers to call off strike
The Acting Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo state, Dr Jafaru Buraimah, has appealed to the striking lecturers of the institution to call off their strike in the interest of the students.
The Ag. Rector, who made the plea when he briefed newsmen on the impasse between the management of the institution and the unions, said the lecturers embarked on indefinite strike since February 6.
The unions which includes the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP), were demanding that the institution’s management should enrol members on CONTISS 15 Migration Salary Structure for Level 11 downward.
“I am appealing to them that they should go and resume their officials duties so that the system can function normally.
“I don’t think it is proper for the polytechnic primary school and secondary school to be locked up; students of the polytechnic are denied their lectures.
“I don’t think it is proper; so, I appeal to the workers, the unions in the polytechnic to please call off the strike and let academic activities resume normally,” he said.
Buraimah said that the management could no longer fund the CONTISS 15 Migration salaries for level 11 downward, adding that it had no cash backing from the Federal Government. (NAN)