Lecturers at the Kogi State Polytechnic (KSP), Lokoja took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against the non-payment of their salaries by the state government.
The workers, who took over all routes leading to the institution, held placards some of which indicated that more than 20 per cent of them had not been paid salaries for eight months “even after all manners of screening exercises”.
Speaking to newsmen, the Secretary of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) KSP Chapter, Mr Simeon Ogbadu, regretted that members of the union have been subjected to “stressful screenings and rigorous checks without any benefit”.
He said that lecturers were hungry with some of them dying over the lack of basic needs in their homes.
“Many of the lecturers have lost their wives and children and have suddenly become objects of ridicule in the society,” he said.
The union scribe said that the workers would embark on an indefinite strike if the state government refused to pay the salaries soon. (NAN)