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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

Following the crisis surrounding the upgrading of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, MAUSTECH and establishment of a new Polytechnic at Ipokia, lecturers and students of the institution were mired in confusion on the real state of the polytechnic.

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...demands N76 million part-time allowance, 67% 10  months salaries, others

Olasunkanmi Akinlotan

The Academic Staff  Union  of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, has again embarked on a work- to -rule action following alleged  unpaid  entitlements from  Ogun State government .

The ASUP  stated this at a Press conference  held at the Union  building  within the premises of the institution  . 

It will be recalled  that the Academic staff of the polytechnic had initially embarked on an industrial action which lasted for two mouths in year 2017, over the alleged non listening posture of the state government.

The Zonal Coordinator of the Union In-charge of zone C , Comrade Olawale Omoobaorun while speaking with newsmen  stressed that the Union agreed to embark on the strike action after its congress  to protest  the alleged  the government  politicization of  the institution and  alleged  infraction in the appointment of Rectors among other claims .

Omoobaorun also claimed  that  the government was owing  members of the union an accumulated part-time allowances  the sum  of N76 million  and 67% of ten months salaries of its members. 

The zonal coordinator who complained bitterly of the state of the polytechnic and also added that the government is as well owing the staffers 100 percent of salaries from the month of June to September. 

His words," it is time we acquaint the general public and stakeholders of the resolution of our union and to as well make public the state of the 38-year old foremost model Polytechnic. 

"You will recall that based on the non listen posture of the Ogun state government over the state government restructuring policy which does not have human face but simply packed with a one- man business orientation and dictatorial feature. 

" As we speak, the government is yet to pay us a dime in the last four mouths and it is also owing us 67% of 10 months salaries and as well as N76 million Part- time allowance among others

" We have also noticed the following; that the Polytechnic has been politicized, infraction in the appointment of Rector, Seizure of Union and Corporative deduction, non payment of accrued allowances among others. 

"In view of the above, ASUP, rising from this emergency chapter congress and going by the approval of the National Executive Council of our Union through the zonal executive  council, the chapter hereby resolved to resume the work –to- rule resolution of the union and this action shall be sustained until our demands are met." 

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