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Ogun college workers protest unpaid salaries

15 October 2014, 19:30

Ogun - Workers of the Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, Ogun, on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest over their unpaid 48 months salaries totaling N1.6 billion.

The workers also complained about the irregularity in the  payment of their salaries.

The workers comprised members of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education (SSUCE) and Colleges of Education Staff Union (CESU).

Armed with placards with different inscriptions, the workers numbering over 50 disrupted the free traffic flow on the Ejinrin/Mobalufon road  in Ijebu-Ode.

Some of the inscriptions on the placards read: "Pay Us Our 48 months’ Salary Arrears,’ SIA where is our September Salaries,’ 'TASCE workers Are Part of Ogun State.’’

Also read: Ondo workers protest unpaid salaries

The workers urged onlookers to help prevail on the government to pay them their entitlements.

Speaking on the protest, Dr Dan Oludipe, the Chairman of CESU and his SSUCE counterpart, Olatunji Osoba, said the move became imperative when previous efforts to prevail on the state government failed.

The union leaders said they held series of meeting with the state Commissioner for Education and which yielded no positive result.

NASU chairman, Chris Olusegun, said some members of the unions died while waiting for the payment of their salaries.

The unionists called on the government to look into  their plight and find lasting solutions to the problems.

It took the intervention of the Nigeria Police in  Ijebu-Ode before the protesters allowed vehicular movement in the area.

-  NAN

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