The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Tuesday embarked on a peaceful protest over unpaid salary arrears which disrupted both academic and administrative activities of the institution.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), who monitored the development, reports that there was traffic in front of the institution on the Sango-Eleyele road as workers, students and visitors were locked out by the union.
According to the Chairman of the Union, Ibrahim Akande, NASU had embarked on indefinite industrial action since January 14 and yet to receive the attention of the polytechnic’s management and that of the government.
“We are agigating for eight months salary arrears owed us by the government since 2017. We have held series of meetings with the management and Oyo state government all to no avail.
“So we are agitating for our right, we have shut down the institution because there is nothing we can do than to go on strike. We are staging a peaceful protest and there will be a press conference at the NLC secretariat today,” he stated.
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