Var­sity work­ers protest stop­page of sub­ven­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

The var­i­ous in­dus­trial unions in Ek­iti State Univer­sity, Ado Ek­iti (EKSU) yes­ter­day paral­ysed ac­tiv­i­ties in the school to protest gov­ern­ment’s al­leged stop­page of sub­ven­tion to the school and six months’ salary ar­rears well as non-re­mit­tance de­duc­tions to co­op­er­a­tives.

The unions that par­tic­i­pated in the protest held out­side the school were the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Aca­demic Tech­nol­o­gists (NAAT), Non-Ac­ca­demic Staff Union of Uni­ver­si­ties (NASU), Se­nior Staff As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Uni­ver­si­ties of their (SSANU), and Aca­demic Staff Union of Uni­ver­si­ties (ASUU).

The ag­grieved staff pre­vented ve­hic­u­lar and hu­man move­ment in and out of the in­sti­tu­tion as they locked its two gates.

Speak­ing, Chair­man of SSANU, Mr.Ko­lapo Olatunde, al­leged that the gov­ern­ment re­leased sub­ven­tion last to the school in De­cem­ber last year, adding that the staff had been on 20 per cent salary since Jan­uary this year.

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