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Polytechnic Ibadan Lecturers Suspend Strike

Ibadan Polytechnic lecturers (ASUP) has suspended their 2-month old strike. The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, The Polytechnic Ibadan chapter, on Monday suspended its two-month old strike.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the union went on strike on December 30, 2013 over various demands.

The demands include  proper  funding,  constitution of the Governing Council and payment of the 40 per cent balance of hazard allowance, which the management promised to pay since 2013.

The union also demanded the appointment of a substantive rector, which the state government has already done.

The Registrar of the polytechnic, Mr. Hezekiah Fehintola, in a statement, on Monday confirmed that the institution resumed after a fruitful meeting with the new Rector, Prof. Olatunde Fawole.

Fehintola added that arrangement was in place for students to resume in all campuses immediately.

NAN reports that students were seen receiving lectures on Monday during a visit to the campus.

The ASUP Chairman, Mr. Adebayo Phillips,  also confirmed to NAN that the union had called off its strike  while lectures had commenced immediately.

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