Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ogun State chapter, Comrade Chibuzor Osifalujo, has cried out over what he called the “sorry state of the workers of the institution” owing to the failure of the Ogun State government to pay their outstanding salaries for March and April.
This allegation was made by the Unions of the institution as, according to the Union leader, the Governor Dapo Abiodun failed to give approval for workers’ outstanding salaries to be paid from the internally generated revenue “in spite of weeks of requests and appeals.”
Osifalujo accused the Governor of alleged insensitivity to the plight of the workers of the polytechnic who are being owed four months’ salary arrears.
The unionist said the Governor’s attitude towards the welfare of the workers was making life unbearable for the workers as their case is becoming hopeless despite their unwavering sacrifice to the institution and the state.
He expressed dissatisfaction about approvals always taking ages to be given. He further claimed that the non-approval of workers’ salaries in due time had caused serious health issues to them adding that the institution just two weeks ago, lost a staff due to curable malaria.
“I have personally been sick waiting patiently that once salary is approved for payment, i will go for treatment only to be reliably informed that the governor was not on seat yet, our salaries not approved before he left. Does he want us to keep dying?”
Source: The Nation Newspaper
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