OGUN, Nigeria – The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to ensure implementation of the Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) Act, 2019.
National President of the union, Mr Usman Dutse, made the call at the opening ceremony of the 15th National Delegates Conference (NDC) of ASUP held at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro in Ogun.
Dutse recalled that the Act, which was signed by President Buhari in June, had not been fully implemented.
“You can see how the Federal Government put pressure on us on IPPIS issue; if it is their interest, they will put pressure.
“Some Rectors had forced the union members to be enrolled in the scheme, but this act that will benefit the system and workers, has not been implemented.
“Now, there is a letter from the ministry, forwarded by NBTE, that some provisions of the act should not be implemented until next year.
“That is why we are asking, why the alteration? They altered other areas, and they said the council should remain till next year.
“We are not against the council being delayed till next year, but there are some council members that the act has removed.
“We want them to know that there is need for them to take action in that regard,” he said.