Workers of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Wednesday, protested the non-payment of three months’ salary, non-implementation of minimum wage, no promotion since 2019 and unpaid 55 months pension arrears.
The protesters singing solidarity songs had earlier made their way to the administrative block, and later blocked the entrance to the school.
Speaking with journalists during the protest, the chairman of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics, SSANIP, MAPOLY chapter, Dada Olalekan, called on the state government to take over the running of the school, following the failure of the management of the school to meet up with its mandate.
He said the workers have no future with MAPOLY with the manner with which it is being administered.
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Olalekan said the state government should borrow a leaf from the Oyo, Lagos and Osun state governments by taking over the account of the school and pay directly from the government coffers.
On his part, the chairman of Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, MAPOLY branch, Kolawole Sopade, said MAPOLY “is being run like a private institution where the only source of revenue is school fees.”
Sopade lamented that MAPOLY has no means of survival apart from the inadequate school fees, adding that payment of salaries remains the duty of the government.