Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti Workers Call For Rector’s Removal

Polytechnic Ado EkitiThe workers of the Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti, in a peaceful protest, stormed the office of the Rector alleging illegal deductions from their salaries amounting to the sum of 250million naira by the management.

The protest was led by the leaders of the three unions of the institution; the Non Academic Staff Union, the Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnic, and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, as well as the members.

Addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti, the Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian polytechnics, Dr. Ayeni Oluwole, said that the school management must ensure total payment of all the money deducted so far from the workers’ salaries with immediate effect.

Also, the Chairman of the Non Academic Staff Union, Adekunle Adeniyi, also stressed the urgent need for a change in the leadership of the institution.

The Rector, Taiwo Akande, appealed to the unions to be patient, as their demands would be met as soon as it is approved by the Federal Government.

She further stressed that the lecturers should also consider the students as the strike already embarked on by the unions would not in anyway do them good.

With the indefinite strike embarked on by the unions, academic activities in the institution have been shut down. They said that the situation would remain till their demands are met.

Federal Allocations: APC Governors May Drag FG To Court

Rochas OkorochaGovernors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), may be heading to the court to ask the federal government to explain the several deductions from their federal allocations.

Speaking to journalists after a meeting of the governors in Abuja, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, who is also the chairman of the forum, said that some states in the last few months have had about 40 per cent of the allocations deducted.

He described the deductions as illegal and that every constitutional means will be explored to ensure the deductions are stopped.

Other governors who attended the meeting include Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, Governor Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe state and the Deputy Governor of Borno state, Alhaji Umar Mustapha.

On the proposed National Dialogue, the governors said that the Party will make its stand known at the end of their National Executive Committee meeting, which is on-going at the Party’s National secretariat in Abuja.