4 December 2012

Nigeria: ASUP Tasks Jang On Workers' Salary

Jos — The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has expressed concerns over what it described as the lackadaisical attitude of some state governors, especially Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State over the payment of salaries and wages of its members and implementation of approved packages for polytechnics in Nigeria.

National Publicity Secretary of ASUP, Selchum Clement Chirman, who spoke to journalists in Jos after the union's 72nd National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the weekend, said the council was concerned over the failure of some state governors to pay salaries and wages, adding, "The specific attitude of Plateau State government in its failure to pay workers salaries is noted and condemned in its totality."

Chirman added that NEC also expressed displeasure over the continuous delay in the establishment of a national polytechnics commission, and called on the Federal Government to expedite action in order to avoid industrial disharmony in the education sector.

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