MAPOLY Unions knock Abiodun over refusal to appoint Rector, implement minimum wage

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MAPOLY Unions knock Abiodun over refusal to appoint Rector, implement minimum wage

Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnic (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta Ogun state have condemned the decision of Prince Dapo Abiodun to withhold the appointment of the school’s substantial Rector.

This was made known at a press conference in Abeokuta the state capital, calling on the state government to see appointment of the rector as a matter of utmost importance, adding that honouring several other agreements made in the past concerning the welfare and prompt payment of salaries ought to be the governor’s priority.

The Union Spokesperson, Comrade Lekan Dada who is the Acting Chairman of SSANIP said the several promises were made and non was fulfilled.

Among the agreements enumerated were inability of the government to constitute a Governing Council, appoint a substantive Rector, lack of promotion for more than two years, non-implementation of payment of minimum wage.

“We had a meeting with the state Commissioner for Education in February and the institution was directed to pay all our outstanding dues, but till date it is not paid.

“The state government have implemented the payment of minimum wage in civil service since October 2020 but refused to apply it to us.

“The government also refused to implement the 5% Peculiar Allowance to Non-Teaching Staffs. This is expected to be paid to non- teaching staff of Polytechnic, as the academic staff are enjoying 7% but Management has refused to yield to our request for payment. This is considered as injustice and lack of fairness”.

It is also alleged that the government have not been remitting pension deduction to the Pension Fund Administration for years which deflates the hope of prospective pensioners.

The group condemned in totality the attitude of the government of not giving priority to payment of staff salary, as November and December salaries could not be paid.