University workers seek spiritual assistance over unpaid salaries

Organised labour unions in Ondo State tertiary institutions have taken to fasting and prayers to seek spiritual intervention over issues related to unpaid salaries, deductions and other allowances of its members.

It is alleged, that, the workers consisting of members from the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non -Academic Staff Union, the Nigeria Association of Academic Technologists and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics are being owed many months of salary arrears by the state government.

University workers seek spiritual assistance over unpaid salaries

In a statement issued by the JAC Secretary of the Ondo State Tertiary Institution, Peter Akindehinde, the unions asked the members to observe fasting and prayers on Tuesday.

The statement partly read, “Arising from the meeting of the Joint Action Committee of Ondo owned tertiary institutions held at OAUSTECH on November 24, 2020, members are informed that Tuesday, December 1, 2020, has been declared a day of fasting and prayer.

“This is not unconnected with unpaid salaries, deductions and other allowances. Members are to observe the fasting and prayer in line with their beliefs and gather at noon to offer prayers. We believe that the owner of the universe will intervene.”