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Ondo School Workers Protest 13-Month Unpaid Salaries



Non-teaching workers of the St Francis Caring Heart Mega School, Owaluwa in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State, on Monday protested non-payment of their 13 months salaries.

The aggrieved workers, as early as 7.30am, stormed the school, locked the gate and prevented the teachers and pupils from entering the school.

The protesting workers, numbering 15, carried placards different inscriptions such as “Governor Mimiko pay our money “, “We are starving”, “We have children too” and several others.

 Speaking on behalf of the protesters, Mr. Abu Ayodeji said they have been pressing for the payment of their salaries since the beginning of the year,”but all our efforts only received negative response from the government”.

Ayodeji said they would continue the protest until the government finds solution to the problem.

Commissioner of Education Jide Adejuyigbe was not available for comments as all his mobile phones were switched off as at the time of filing this report.

But a source with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), who craved for anonymity, said the workers were not directly on the payroll of the government,”but effort was at an advancedstage to pay the contractor for inward settlement of his workers”.

Normalcy,  however, returned to the school following the intervention of some eminent persons in the town and the police.