BREAKING NEWS: Meeting to resolve ASUP strike turns rowdy as lecturers accuse Nigerian government of insincerity


The meeting is ongoing in Abuja.

The meeting between the Federal Government and the leadership of polytechnic lecturers, ASUP, went rowdy on Tuesday amidst various accusations.

The meeting was called by the federal government to resolve the three-month-old strike embarked upon by ASUP nationwide.

The government’s delegation to the meeting, held at the federal secretariat in Abuja, is led by the Education Minister, Nyesom Wike, while ASUP is led by its president, Chibuzor Asamogu.

The meeting went rowdy when the leadership of the National Association of Polytechnic Students, NAPS, invited as observers to the meeting, accused the lecturers of fighting for selfish interests.

The ASUP representatives fumed and accused the federal government of inviting students to such meeting in order to harass lecturers.

The NAPS president, Ogbonnaya SUnday, however, also accused the government of insensitivity to the plight of students.

As the meeting got rowdy and a shouting match ensued at about 1:15 p.m., journalists were walked out of the venue and the meeting continued.

ASUP has been on strike since October demanding among others, proper funding of polytechnics, and an end to discrimination of polytechnic graduates in the labour market.

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