Gov. Fayose begs Ekiti State University lecturers to end strike

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has begged the striking lecturers of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, to return to classrooms to prevent disruption of academic calendar.

Fayose, who appealed to the lecturers to show understanding over non-payment of the September 2014 subvention owed by ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration said the future of the students would have to be prioritised in the interest of all.

The governor spoke at the university’s convocation ceremony where no fewer than 6,807 were conferred with Degree and Post Graduate Degree awards in various courses.

The lecturers have declared an indefinite strike over non-payment of their two-month salaries of January and February.
Fayose, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Olusola Kolapo, said “You can all attest to the fact that Governor Fayose is passionate about the payment of salaries and other benefits.

“We are begging for your understanding on this issue because allowing the academic calendar to be disrupted may not be in the interest of these students, whose parents have so much invested in.
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