President Muhammadu Buhari has been commended by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) for signing the Polytechnic Act Amendment Bill into law.
Its National President, Mr Usman Dutse, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday, while reacting to the signing of the bill into law by the president.
Dutse said the union was happy that the bill was finally signed, hoping that all agencies concern would commence its implementation immediately.
He said the law, when implemented, would bring development into the system, minimise internal challenges and conflicts in the sector and also increase efficiency in operations.
Dutse said the law would also minimise government’s interference and improve democracy and industrial harmony.
“We are happy that finally, the bill has been signed; and we thank God Almighty for this great feat we have recorded in the sector.
“The law is a paradigm shift in the polytechnic sector; it will address many challenges bedeviling the sector.
“We appreciate President Buhari for assenting to the bill, because we made series of efforts in the sixth and seventh assembly, but all the efforts ended without any result.
“We thank God that this time, we were able to achieve something, and we believe it will be a paradigm shift in the sector.
“The law will bring development into the system, minimise internal challenges and conflict in the sector; it will bring about increase efficiency in operations, minimise government interference and improve democracy in the sector
“I want to encourage all stakeholders to implement the law. We are calling on all the agencies to immediately commence implementation”, he appealed.