The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, Kaduna Polytechnic chapter on Wednesday suspended it’ s seven weeks strike.
A statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the union , Mr . Abbas Muhammad said the decision to suspend the strike was reached after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the management of the institution and the payment of some outstanding allowances that were diverted by the new Rector, Prof . Idris Bugaje .
He noted that after the payment , the union at an emergency congress held on Tuesday , October 17 , 2017 , called off the strike.
The statement quoted the Chairman of the union , Dr . Aliyu Hassan as saying that the strike was suspended to give the Rector the benefit of doubt to solve the lingering problems of the polytechnic.
He , however , said the suspension was for a period of six months after which the union would reassess the MoU reached with the management and decide on the next line of action .
He commended all those who made the strike a success , especially the media , who he said served as a morale booster for members and source of enlightenment .
He called on the management to ensure full compliance with all agreements reached for continuous industrial peace on the institution .