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Students of tertiary institutions in Ekiti state, under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Thursday took to the streets of Ado-Ekiti to protest the failure of the State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose to pay the salaries of workers.


The protesters who carried placards of different inscriptions described Fayose as not been sincere and concerned about the plight of the striking workers. Some of the placards read: “He who works deserved to be paid”, “Workers are dying of hunger”, “NANS say no to taxation of school pupils in Ekiti” among others.


They were chanting several anti-government songs, calling on Governor Fayose to pay salaries of workers as many of them are experiencing serious hardship.

The protesting students comprising representatives from different higher institutions in Ekiti state converged at Fajuyi roundabout, from where they move through the governor’s office along Okesa. Civil servants in Ekiti state are been owned 5 months salaries and other entitlements. As a result, civil servants in Ekiti embarked on indefinite strike to push their demands.

 Speaking with newsmen, president of NANS Ekiti Chapter, Comrade Shina Awopeju lamented that the strike had brought setback to the education sector in the state. “If Mr governor refused to pay salaries we won’t relent in our protest, the protest will continue till next week. National Association of Students in Ekiti state is totally against taxation of students in Ekiti state,” he said.



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