Governor Okezie Ikpeazu from Abia
State, yesterday, ordered that arrangements be put together for a mini-summit
be held from September 20th to 22nd with the aim of
solving the problems being faced in Abia State Polytechnic, Aba. The Governor,
who lamented the problems being faced by the institution, including irregular
salary payment and industrial crisis, said critical stakeholders would be in
attendance of the summit with him as the chairman.
Also, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, and state Ministry of Education officials will be present at the summit.
According to Governor Ikpeazu, “We
cannot afford to allow the bleeding of Abia State Polytechnic… the institution
is key to the realization of our dream of leading the rest of the country in
“It is, therefore, necessary for
us to sit down and collectively agree on a way forward that will ensure that
workers, students, and other stakeholders are happy to contribute their own
quota to realise the dreams that led to the setting up of the institution.”