Members of the Educational Workers Union of Polytechnics, Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki chapter, have appealed to the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, to return to their assist by paying their 10 months’ excellent salaries.
Chairman of the union, Muyiwa Olawumi, advised our correspondent that members of the union had been struggling financially with a few of them being pressured to withdraw their youngsters from faculties due to their incapability to pay their tuition.
He lamented that the state authorities’s resolution to cut back subvention to the state-owned tertiary establishment to 25 per cent per thirty days had crippled the monetary capability of the college to pay salaries and full some developmental initiatives.
The varsity had lately acquired autonomy to function as an impartial establishment.
He mentioned, “Members of the union passionately attraction to Governor Ajimobi led-administration within the state to, as a matter of urgency, pay all our excellent salaries and arrears. We additionally name on the state authorities to adequately fund the younger establishment and different tertiary establishments within the state. We would like the governor to launch the take-off grant for Oke-Ogun Polytechnic. Our members can not afford to pay their youngsters’s college charges whereas the sick amongst us can’t go to the hospital for remedy as a result of there isn’t any cash.”
Requested if the union had approached the governor to desk its calls for, Olawumi mentioned that a number of choices had been exploited to make the federal government perceive the predicament of the members of workers and the college with no success. He mentioned the ASUP members might resolve to embark on strike quickly. He added that the union had directed members to embark on three days prayer and fasting with the hope that the issue could be solved soonest.