Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, suspension which was earlier reported by NigerianEcho is for three months.
According to ASUP President, Chibozor Asumogha in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, the suspension of the strike is to enable the new Education Minister, Ibrahim Shekarau, enough time to study the lecturers’ demands within 3months.
Asumogha said the suspension of their strike was not based on any offer but on intervention from stakeholders and the new minister of education.
“We have suspended the strike for three months, with effect from July 15,” he said. “It is not based on any offer but for the sake of the system and our students.
“We have directed our chapters to hold congresses on July 14 to take decision and resume work on July 15.
“The suspension is for only three months to give the new minister some time as requested; we do not want to welcome him with strike. The minister has given us assurance and we want to give him the benefit of a doubt.
“After three months, we will appraise the development,” he said.