EKSU LABOUR CALLS ON EKITI GOV-ELECT OYEBANJI TO DECLARE EMERGENCY ON PAYMENT OF SALARIES WHEN SWORN-IN.

By Yemi Olajutemu

Ado Ekiti

Workers in Ekiti State University under the aegis of the Joint Action Committee have called on the incoming Governor Mr Biodun Oyebanji to declare a state of emergency on the payment of their salaries and arrears in order to safe their families from perpetual hunger and hopelessness.

In a statement jointly signed by the chairmen of the three Unions, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, SSANU Com Azeez Aguda, National Association of Academic Technologists NAAT Com. Mary  Adeosun and Non Academic Staff Union NASU Com Sunday Olajutemu, the workers lamented that the situation was no longer bearable.

According to them, the Unions suspended a strike action embarked upon months ago, believing that government would honour the agreement they made but all to no fruition.

They said that the Institution has remained stranded and unable to meet its obligations to members of staff since the state government refused to remit the the total of seven months subvention to the school.

The statement explained that the University is currently drown in the debt of over ₦11 billion, hence the need for urgent and emergency rescue of the situation before a total collapse.

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