Unpaid Salaries Causing Untimely Death of EKSU Staff, ASUU Cries Out

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Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has raised the alarm over the
untimely death being recorded among the staff of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU).

The academic body, through its Chairman, EKSU chapter, Prof. Olu Olufayo, said four members of staff of the institution have died in the last two months due to unpaid six months salary arrears to take care of their debilitating health statuses.

Olufayo stated that EKSU’s standard has nosedived in the last few years due to poor funding by the state government, adding that the university could only meet the global standard with a monthly subvention
of about N600 million contrary to the N260 million being released to it by the state government.

During a press conference in Ado Ekiti at the weekend, Olufayo lamented that the staff had been placed on half salary in the last one month, describing the scenario as appalling and disturbing in an ideal
university setting.

The ASUU scribe alleged that efforts had taken time to articulate all the problems confronting the university and inform Governor Ayodele Fayose about them, alleging that the demands for increased
subvention to the university and taking of the issues of welfare seriously have always been treated with disdain.

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