The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has commenced an indefinite strike over poor funding.
The union said this followed failure of the Federal Government to address the sorry state of polytechnics and monotechnics and the expiration of the ultimatum issued since March 2020.
The action is coming less than a week after resident doctors under the umbrella of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) embarked on a nationwide strike over non-payment of allowances and other issues.
Announcing the industrial action at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, said academic activities had been shut down in all polytechnics and like institutions nationwide with effect from 12am on April 6.
Ezeibe said the decision to withdraw services was reached at the Union’s 99th National Executive Council (NEC) in Katsina State a forth night ago.