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On Monday, January 11, unions at the Polytechnic Institute in Ibadan blocked all entrances and interrupted the resumption of academic activities at the institute.
Trade unions include the Polytechnic Union for Academic Personnel and the Polytechnic Union for Non-Academic Personnel.
School officials, officials and students were barred from entering the school premises, blocking scheduled exams, which are due to begin today.
Speaking to Ibadan, Mr. Biodun Abegunde, president of the Polytechnic Association of Nigeria’s Senior Staff, Ibadan Chapter Polytechnic, said the action was necessary due to the failure to meet the minimum wage.
He said the unions also called for the removal of the school’s finance consultant to make way for the institution’s financial autonomy.
“The unions are concerned about the introduction of the minimum wage and the firing of a consultant who took care of and directed the financial affairs of the institution.
“This is a step towards financial autonomy. Unions require the removal of a consultant from office to enable the organization to maintain due process.
“We want the organization to have the authority to run its business. The current mode of operation affects the smooth functioning of the institution, and the entire community of the Polytechnic Institute in Ibadan is unhappy.
“We want the board of the institution to be the one who runs the affairs of the Polytechnic Institute of Ibadan,” Abegunde said.