The stand of ASUP over MAPOLY-OGUNPOLY transformation made by the government of Ogun State remained the assumed unanswered question that everyone including the governor wants to know. Though these had earlier been disseminated by ASUP according to their last communique from the meeting that resulted to the ongoing ASUP MAPOLY indefinite strike, they have however been further told by the ASUP Chairman, Mr. Kola Abiola in a phone conversation held last night with NAPS National Director of Programs, Comrade Oluwasegun Akinniyi.
Over the admission crisis, he was persistent on the fact that they will teach if taken to Ipokia provided there are students to teach and classes to occupy them. In a point to defend the fact that those conditions were not provided, he said, “stop listening to ‘they say’, let your press or other interested students go to Ipokia, go and check the building and their status, then come back and tell all students from your result if it is the government or ASUP that had been lying and delaying you.”
As regard the salary, he insisted on not saying anything over it, since it may be a way of speaking to his own favour. “Go to the bursary, find out how much they paid and how much they are supposed to pay. You will then know if ASUP are lying.” He said.
Speaking generally, Mr. Kola Abiola declares that ASUP MAPOLY are joining the general ASUP strike across the country. “If Nigeria is sick, is Ogun State not sick as well,” he said.
The about eight minutes call has publicly revealed that the stand of ASUP are;
1. That Ipokia construction should be completed and ND 1 admission should take place.
2. If Ipokia would not be completed, there should be admission in MAPOLY.
3. The salaries of ASUP should be settled.
We however call on the governor pleading that he look diligently into this issue and put the students in mind.
COMRADE OLUWASEGUN S. AKINNIYI
NAPS, National Director of Programs.