• The workers of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, staged a massive protest yesterday against the alleged fraudulent practices of the Rector of the institution, Dr. Taiwo Akande.

    The protesters, who occupied the Ado-Ijan highway for several hours to register their displeasure at the alleged anti-workers activities of the management of the institution had been on strike since October 10, 2016 over the lingering crises.

    They vowed to keep the system shut down until their demands are met and the rector relieved of her position.

    Led by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Mr  Tunji Owoeye and his counterpart in the Senior Staff Association Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP), Dr Oluwole Ayeni, disrupted traffic as they held prayers on the road for several hours, leading to long queues of vehicles along that route.

    In her reaction, the Rector, Dr. Taiwo Akande, who described the allegations against her as not genuine and  frivolous, said it was all calculated plot to forcefully send her out of office.

    She added that she stopped payment of CONTISS 15 and 50% cooperative deduction, because they have no financial backing to implement such.


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