The organized labour unions in the tertiary institutions in Ondo State have resorted to seeking spiritual help on the challenges facing the institutions, especially as they continue to endure the alleged non-payment of their salaries.
The report gathered indicated that the workers are being owed a backlog of their salaries by the state government.
The labor unions comprise the Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, the Non -Academic Staff Union, the Nigeria Association of Academic Technologists and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics.
In a statement released by the Secretary, JAC of the Ondo State Tertiary Institution, Peter Akindehinde, the unions asked the members to observe fasting and prayers on Today (Tuesday).
The statement read the part, “Arising from the meeting of the Joint Action Committee of Ondo owned tertiary institutions held at OAUSTECH on November 24, 2020, members are informed that Tuesday, December 1, 2020, has been declared a day of fasting and prayer.
“This is not unconnected with unpaid salaries, deductions, and other allowances. Members are to observe the fasting and prayer in line with their beliefs and gather at noon to offer prayers. We believe that the owner of the universe will intervene.”
Meanwhile, the Ondo State government is yet to comment on this latest development as at the time of this publication.