The ASUP leader said the lecturers may call of their strike soon.
The President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Chibuzor Asomugha, on Wednesday said the Federal Government had stopped paying the striking lecturers salaries since March 21.
Mr. Asomugha told journalists in Abuja that the “no-work-no pay rule’’ had forced the union to device other measures of sustaining its members.
He accused the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, of “working at cross purposes with the union in the ongoing action instead of holistically addressing the issues surrounding it’’.
Mr. Asomugha said government had so far failed to keep to its promises at different occasions.
He said that President Goodluck Jonathan was kept in the dark on the union’s action, saying ASUP had lost confidence in the minister.
The ASUP president said they might call off the strike immediately the union gets a feedback on the renegotiated demands from the new committee.
The polytechnic lecturers have been on a nationwide strike since October.
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