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ASUP begins National Conference in Owerri

By The Citizen

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Wednesday began its 12th National Delegates Conference in Owerri.

Addressing the participants, the President of the union, Mr Chibuzor Asomugha, described the conference as a platform for strengthening the structures of the union.

“This biennial festival provides a platform for strengthening the structures of our great union, networking among members and giving vent to the steam of formal pursuits,” he said.

Asomugha said the union had extended a hand of fellowship to the management of polytechnics in realisation of the need to create harmony and stability in them.

He noted that this would enable the union to pursue the interests of its members more effectively.

The president also noted that although the Union had recorded some success in some its demands, the leadership would stay committed in the current struggle to secure their entitlements.

“Although successes are being recorded in some of our demands, the engagement is an ongoing concern.

“I am confident that the leadership of this union at various levels will stay committed to leading the ranks in our collective struggle,” he said.

The president urged the delegates to maintain decorum and diligence throughout the conference.

“I urge us all to aspire to the highest level of performance, decorum, diligence and integrity at this conference.

The conference will end on Nov. 2.