lecturers embark on indefinite strike as Soldiers take over Abia Polytechnic

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Abia State polytechnic, Aba chapter on Monday resumed indefinite strike following eleven months of unpaid salaries by the management of the institution.

DAILY POST gathered that union has insisted that the strike must go on despite the threat by the school management to sack them if they embarked on the action.

The lecturers, who were brandishing placards with different inscriptions, such as “No To Eboh”, “OVI sack Eboh Now”, With Eboh, No Negotiation”, called for the sack of the rector of the polytechnic, Professor Ezionye Eboh over his insensitivity to the plight of the polytechnic lecturers.

The union said that they would only call off the strike when their salaries and wages were paid.

At the polytechnic gate were heavily armed soldiers who were dispatched to the school to forestall any breakdown of law and order.

Efforts by DAILY POST to reach the Chairman of ASUP, Engr. Godswill Uma was unsuccessful.

But contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic, Mrs. Chinyere Eze declined to comment on the strike, saying she was not in the position to speak on the action of the polytechnic lecturers.

She said, “To be honest with you, I’m not the rightful person to comment. I’m busy in the office. I will get back to you

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