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MAPOLY Lecturers Suspend Strike
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) ,Abeokuta has suspended its over three months old strike.
The suspension was announced by the Chairman of MAPOLY ASUP, Mr Kola Abiola, after a congress held at the school campus on Wednesday to address the crisis between the state government and the union.
Abiola stated that the congress decided to call off the strike following the pressures it received from many concerned prominent personalities in the state.
Abiola, however, said the union was hopeful that its demands would be met by the government to prompt it to conduct the suspended examination .
“Today we had an emergency congress and after several appeal of eminent stakeholders within and outside state, the congress therefore decided to suspend the strike.
“The government has all our key issues with them, all the issues that resulted in the strike are all known to the government.
“When the crisis started we actually went to prominent personalities to intervene and now that they have intervened we think it is high time to give government the room for discussion while academic activities goes on.
“We have suspended the strike, it is now left for the management to announce when academic activities will commence, ” he said.
He explained that the union had never blackmailed anybody, saying that on know occasion had ASUP insulted the government during the crisis.
Ogun Today reports that union and the state government had been at loggerheads over the upgrading of the institution to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology University.
The Union also had issues with the government over the planned transfer of some of the institutions lecturers to the newly established Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia.