A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages (English), Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Mrs Grace Adamu cried out for help to the general public how the management of the high institution stopped her salaries for almost two years when she developed a glaucoma problem that resulted to her present condition of blindness.
Mrs Grace in an interview with our correspondent in Numan, Adamawa state,Sunday morning lamented that the school are very much aware of her condition which have given her an approval to go for medical treatment in 2018.
According to her, she waw surprised while on treatment her salaries were stopped coming and later the school management set up a committee to investigate,the committee later intervened to see her salary only for two months.
She called on well-meaning Nigeria to help her out over the injustice meted on her on the school she is still service.
“As I’m talking to you they scheduled me for another corrective surgical operation that I will pay eight hundred thousand (800,000) but how will I get the money to pay as they have stopped it for almost two years now?”. Grace cried out
Chairman, Academy Staff Union of the Polytechnic (ASUP), Mr Hussaini James confirmed that Adamu’s issue and other thirty-seven people, the union are rigorously pursuing until they get justice for them.
According to him, Grace’s Salaries stoppage is with no basis as the school approved her permission to go for her eye surgical operation as a result of glaucoma.
“We as a union will not relent until Grace and thirty-six others get back their salaries fully paid in arrears. I tried my best on the other woman who got a mental problem, her salary was fully restored with arrears. This week we will equally table Grace’s issue.” James said
He blamed the immediate past Rector of the institution, Mr Sadiq Yahya for leaving the school without him solving the heaped of problems he created.
While condemning the poor handling of the salaries problems by the present registrar of the school, he said the union is standing toe and nail to make sure that her members are protected at all times.
He said Grace’s and other members of the union alongside other academic bordering issues are some of their reasons on embarking on strike.
All effort to reach out to the acting Rector, Prof Isiaka Abdulrahaman proved abortive as his two lines were saying “Switched off” to the time of filing in this report.