The Non Academic Staff Union and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics of the Polytechnic, Ibadan have both finally cleared the air about the strike rumours going around by categorically denying the rumors and labeling them as “untrue”.
Both unions held an emergency meeting on Monday, 10-05-2021, and issued a statement after the meeting saying that the state government had recently approved the minimum wage adjustment for polytechnic workers and that all their workers would remain at their duty posts.
They also added that in response to their demands, the Platinum Consultant recently started dialogue with the Polytechnic management to address delivering the basic needs of the institution and its workers.
The statement was jointly signed by both unions on Monday and made available to journalists by SSANIP Chairman, Biodun Abegunde; NASU Chairman, Ibraheem Akande; and T. M. Oyebola, representative of Academics. The statement also declared that the workers had reached an amicable resolution with the Oyo state government.
The statement read: “We use this avenue to inform the good people of Oyo State that The Polytechnic, Ibadan is not on strike as being insinuated by some people in some quarters previously. We implore other institutions in Oyo State to take a cue from The Polytechnic, Ibadan by taking rational approach in solving issues.”
“Arising from an emergency meeting of the Union leaders in The Polytechnic Ibadan held on Monday, 3rd May, 2021 and having reviewed our activities in the last three months, we consider it necessary to write on behalf of the entire staff of The Polytechnic Ibadan to appreciate the Oyo State Government, Commissioner for Education, Special Adviser on Labour matters, the Governing Council, the Rector and the entire members of the management, The Polytechnic, Ibadan and more importantly, the Governor, Oluseyi Makinde, for acceding to some of our demands.”
“On behalf of the entire staff, we say we are grateful for the degree of liberty given to our Governing Council to resolve some of our lingering issues internally,”