The Senior Staffs Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, Abia Poly branch have pleaded with the governor of Abia state, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu to pay them their salaries as most of them are hungry.
Vanguard reports that a statement by the chairman of the association, Chuks Nwachukwu, revealed that the state government have turned deaf ears to the sufferings of the Polytechnic staffs.
The statement came after the state government closed down the Polytechnic over alleged plans by the opposition to use lecturers to protest in the school.
“That is their statement. It is unfortunate. They should pay staff their salaries. From January to December 2018, they have not paid anybody in this school a single salary.They are just struggling now to pay just one month which is for January 2018. They should pay us our salaries. If they pay us our salaries, we will be okay. They should not politicise it. Mr. Chuks said.
“We are not politicians and cannot leave our work to go into politics. Our work is different from politicking. That is what we are telling them.” he added.
It will be recalled that a statement by the commissioner of Information in the state, John Okiyi Kalu, on behalf of the state government said that the opposition parties in the state had planned using lecturers in the school to “breach public peace” thereby forcing the school management to close down the school for the Christmas break.