Some workers of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), on Monday staged a protest against the management of the university over non-remittance of their eleven months’ deduction from their monthly salary to cooperative societies.
The protesters who are members of both academic and non-academic staff, moved from the institution’s Administrative block at about 8:10 am proceeded to the campus gate to express their grievances and were seen with various placards bearing their thoughts and agitations.
Speaking with journalists during the protest, the President of the ASUU cooperative society, Prof. Awe Ariyo alleged that the deduction gulping 1.8 billion was not remitted to the cooperative societies’ account making it difficult to access loan.
The President said the university management does not have regard for workers’ welfare, adding that life has been difficult in the last three years.
He said the non-payment of the deducted money had put some of the workers in shame as many of them, who depend on it, have had to deny themselves some basic necessities of life when they could not meet financial obligations.
When contacted for reaction, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Bode Olofinmuagun said the Governing Council is in a meeting to find a lasting solution to the issues.
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