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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta , has urged Ogun state Governor, Dapo Abiodun to ensure a substantive Rector is appounted .
The union also urged the governor to quickly intervene in the non-payment of November and December salary of workers of the Polytechnic.
The ASUP said two years and six months in government are enough for Abiodun to resolve what the union describes as fundamental issues affecting the polytechnic .
The Union Chairman, Babatunde Osifalujo stated this in a statement on Tuesday ,warning the governor to intervene on the matters ravaging the institution before its too late.
Osifalujo listed some of the issues such as “non-challant attitude of the government towards their agreed bargains including the convocation 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;
Others, according to him are ; issue of new minimum wage yet-to-be implemented in the institution, resolution to matters on pensions, entitlement and plight of MAPOLY Staff retirees and non-remittance of Union outstanding cheque-off dues.
Osifalujo added that the union made the appeal at the instance of several unanswered requests already for consideration and subsequent approval of the governor since 2020.
The union in the statement said “while we thought of giving time out to His Excellency on those matters, two years and six months are more than enough for any government to have resolved such fundamental issues.
“We therefore urge the governor to attend to these issue without further delay”.
“The union chairman further appeals 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.
“The union while appreciating Dapo Abiodun in his administration’s swift responses towards earlier interventions, feels really betrayed by this act of the government for not heeding to those fundamental requests above.
“The successful running of the institution largely depends on government yielding to those requests and timely as well.”