Members of the Educational Workers Union of Polytechnics, Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki chapter, have appealed to the Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi to pay their excellent salaries, working to 10 months.
The chairman of the union, Mr. Muyiwa Olawumi, advised our correspondent that members of the union have been struggling financially with a few of them being pressured to withdraw their youngsters from faculties due to their lack of ability to pay their faculty charges.
He mentioned that the state authorities resolution to scale back subvention to the state-owned tertiary establishments to 25 per cent monthly had crippled the monetary capability of the college to pay salaries and full some developmental challenge of the college which just 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 satisfactory fund the younger establishment and different tertiary establishments within the state.
“We would like the governor to launch of take-off grant for Oke-Ogun Polytechnic. Our members can not afford to pay their youngsters faculty charges whereas the sick amongst us can’t go to the hospital for therapy 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 workers and the college with no success.
He mentioned the ASUP members may 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 can be solved soonest.