ASUU Strike: Fayemi Refuses To Pay EKSU’s N260m Monthly Subvention, Now Owing N1.82 Billion


Outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, southwest Nigeria, Kayode Fayemi has deliberately withhold the monthly subvention of Ekiti State University (EKSU) as punishment for the lecturers joining the ongoing national strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The governor, a Doctorate degree holder in War Studies from King’s College London, specializing in civil-military relations, has  vowed not to pay the sum of N260 million monthly subvention due to the university until EKSU ASUU resumes classes. His government is now owing the university a whopping sum of N1.82 billion seven months arrears.

Findings at the university revealed that the failure of Fayemi’s administration to pay these subventions has indeed crippled activities of the state government owned university.

“Instead of the governor to pay the EKSU the monthly subvention of N260 million, he told the authority here that he won’t make the money available until the EKSU ASUU resume classes.

“The subvention is seven months in arrears now. We have been deliberately crippled by this singular action of the governor who we can say also come from the academics background. This is so sad,” said a source in the university who craved for anonymity.

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