ASUU: Students block Benin Airport gate as ASUP threatens nationwide strike


BENIN CITY - STUDENTS of different tertiary foundations in Edo state on Monday hindered the entry to the air terminal and the consistently bustling Airport street over the delayed strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

  The episode made traffic gridlock along the bustling Airport street and the stretched out into connecting streets in the GRA of Benin City.

 The students were drawn from University of Benin, Ambrose Alli University of Benin, Ekpoma, Auchi Polytechnic and Edo State Polytechnic, Usen.

   The students additionally moved to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Edo State gathering to enroll their complaints where the Students Union Government's (SUG) leader of UNIBEN, Foster Amadin, engaged the media to contact those associated with the extended ASUU strike so the students can return to their different homerooms to learn.

   "We are loaning our voice and we are interesting to whosoever is concerned, we have additionally come here as students that know the significance of the media to communicate our disappointment over the waiting ASUU strike.

   In the interim, the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP) is to leave on nationwide strike activity from eleventh of May following the non execution of the Memorandum of Action it said it came to with the Federal Government in May, 2021

   The Zonal Coordinator of Zone D which involves South and South-East, Mr Precious Nwakodo expressed this at a press preparation held in Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo on Monday.

   He expressed piece of the justification for the strike is the non arrival of the N15 billion Revitalization Fund endorsed more than a year for the area to address infrastructural deficiency as contained in the 2014 Needs Assessment Report.

   "Following the deterring reaction of the government to the one month notice of final proposal which finished five days prior, fourth of May the NEC of the union will meet in two days time at Abuja to audit what is happening and take a choice on the arranged strike," Nwakodo said.

   He said that the Federal and state governments have neglected to initiate installment of 10 months back payments of the new the lowest pay permitted by law following 3 years of marking the bill into regulation adding that many conditions of the alliance are yet to carry out the new the lowest pay permitted by law in the different foundations.

   Nwakodo likewise denounced the way at which the administration of the Polytechnics and Ministries of Education has kept on making moves that are obviously conversely, with the arrangements of the law and approached Federal and state governments to notice to the desires of the scholarly staff to keep away from strike in light of a legitimate concern for the students and guardians.

   Prior, the Chairman of ASUP, Auchi Polytechnic Chapter, Mr Lawani Jimoh guaranteed that the Auchi part would agree with the strike

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