Academic and non academic labour unions at the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti have declared an indefinite strike over non-remittance of cooperative deductions and other grievances by the school management.
The unions during a peaceful protest in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, also demanded for the immediate removal of the rector, Dr Taiwo Akande.
Some of the issues raised by the unions include the irregulation demotion of staff from CONTISS 12 and below against a government circular; deduction of pension from contract and casual workers and the non-remittance of staff contributions of the cooperative society among others.
The unions also alleged that the rector of the institution is corrupt and called on the anti-graft agencies to investigate the administration of the institution.
The rector while reacting to the allegations says the actions of the unions against her was uncalled for.
The House of Representatives has directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to extend the duration for the continuous voter’s registration for another 7 days to enable all eligible voters register properly.
This was following a motion raised by a Lawmaker, Hassan Saleh, on tuesday, under matters of urgent national importance.
Mr Saleh said many persons, who had previously registered in different states, did not find their names in their registers at the points of collection.
Mr Saleh representing Ado/Okpokwu Federal Constituency of Benue State also noted that machines deployed for the exercise failed to work in many units making it impossible for many voters to meet up with the last extension of June 3 given by the electoral commission.
Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (BSIEC) on Sunday declared the result of last Saturday’s local council polls with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) clinching 15 chairmanship seats out of the 23 councils in the state.
The councils won by the PDP include: Ohimini, Otukpo, Ushongu, Tarka, Buruku, Logo, Ado, Gwer-East, Gwer- West, Agatu, Konshisha, Ohimini, Okpokwu, Obi and Oju LGA.
But the BSIEC chief, Prof. Philip Ahire, told reporters in his office that results of the remaining eight local council areas were still being awaited adding that a comprehensive results of all the local council areas including councillorship would be collated and announced soon.