EKSU Lecturers Call off 3-month Strike. Scarcely two days after university workers suspend their 3-month strike nationwide, the academic staff at Ekiti State University have additionally canceled their industrial action on Thursday, March 15, 2018 which is subjected to payment of their salaries.
The choice to cancel the strike was come to in a meeting held in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, March 15, when 53 percent of the Academic Staff Union Members of the school voted in favor of the strike to be canceled while 43 percent voted in favor of the continuation of the strike.
While addressing some students representatives on Monday, March 12, 2018 Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka had hinted about the suspension of the strike.
He said, “for your information, many of the issues have already been resolved; delay in salary payment was caused by the bad economy. We are experiencing a terrible recession in the country
“I can confirm to you that the governor has agreed to pay two months subventions to ensure two months salary arrears for our lecturers. I am appealing to my colleagues since the government has shifted ground, they should suspend the strike”