The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has decried the increasing spate of security challenges in Nigeria, especially as they affect staff and students of educational institutions in Nigeria.
It has also lamented the re-emergence of fuel scarcity and its implications on the well-being of the national economy.
Rising from its 76th meeting held at Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture, Yandev, Benue State from 10th-14th March, 2014, ASUP also expressed worry over the growing political tension being generated by the Nigerian political class and its consequences on the unity and future of the nation.
It therefore called on politicians to demonstrate adequate maturity and statesmanship, both in words and actions for national interest while political impunity should be curbed through appropriate sanctions where and when necessary.
It also called on Government and other stakeholders to demonstrate genuine and adequate commitments to improving security of lives and property of Nigerians, especially those of students of the various institutions of learning.
Meanwhile, in a communiquÃ© signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Clement Chairman, the union urged member to continue the ongoing strike until all the issues tabled before government were satisfactorily addressed.
According to the communiquÃ©, ASUP wants the nomination/selection of delegates to the National Conference to reflect the wishes of the people, in order to guarantee free and genuine participation of the participants of the conference.