XMAS: Pay MAPOLY Lecturers November, December Salaries, ASUP Begs Governor Abiodun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

XMAS: Pay MAPOLY Lecturers November, December Salaries, ASUP Begs Governor Abiodun


ABEOKUTA - The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Chapter has passionately appealed to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State to pay the November and December salaries of the Polytechnic lecturers.

ASUP in a statement issued by its Chairman, Babatunde Osifalujo Chibuzor, on Monday, said the payment of salaries became crucial as the festive season is around.

Osifalujo said despite the nonchalant attitude of the state government to the union's demand, the Polytechnic lecturers have fulfilled their side of the peace agreement two years ago.

He explained that, two years after, the state government had failed to fulfill part of its agreement which include, composition of Governing Council; domestication of the New Polytechnic Act; appointment of substantive Rector for the institution; immediate payment of over three sessions honorarium and subsequent stoppage to the accumulation of Part-Time claims; delay in staff promotion and appointments; the issue of the new minimum wage set to be implemented in the institution, a resolution to matters on pensions, entitlement, and the plight of MAPOLY Staff retirees and non-remittance of Union outstanding check-off dues.

The Union while commending the governor's swift responses towards earlier interventions, feel betrayed by the government's negligence for not heeding to those fundamental requests above saying the successful running of the institution largely depends on government yielding to those requests and timely as well. 

In his words, the Union Chairman, Comrade Babatunde Osifalujo submits: "while we thought of giving time out to His Excellency on those matters, two years and six months is more than enough for any government to have resolved such fundamental issues. We, therefore, urge the governor to attend to these issues without further delay".

"We further appeal to the government to reciprocate the good gesture of the union through intervention for the November and December salary of workers of the Polytechnic, especially at this crucial season."

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