ASUP begs Buhari: Sign polytechnic amendment bill

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has appealed to President Buhari in regards to the signing of the Polytechnics Act bill.

ASUP National Chairman, Usman Dutse said that the union is waiting for the president to accent to the bill which will sort out challenges in the educational sub-sector.

According to him, the bill which has passed through a legislative processes and has been corrected as required, is only waiting for the president’s signature.

He said:

“We are looking forward to his assent on the bill to improve the polytechnic sector in the country as he assumes office for the second term.

“We are waiting, and we are appealing that Mr President should sign the bill into law, because it will help in moving the sector forward.

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“The bill when signed into law will address all the bureaucracies in the sector, minimise internal rumblings and problems as well as industrial harmony in the sector,” Dutse said

“We have made similar attempts during the sixth and seventh assembly, which did not see the light of day because of some delays.

“We are hoping that this bill will be signed because, in the first instance, the bill was sent, but the president withheld his assent due to some observations.

“However, those observations have been amended and the Bill returned to him.

“We believe that now, there should be no other observation; we hope that the president will assent to the bill,” he said.

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Dutse added that the new Act is aimed to achieving the best practices in polytechnics and monotechnics across the country.

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