Kogi University students shut down Lokoja, travelers strandedby Admin 14/07/2016 | 2:01 0 Posted in Career, News, Politics, Social Issues Students of Kogi State University, Thursday morning, shut down the state capital, Lokoja, leaving many travelers stranded, in protest of the prolonged closure of their school, reports Ebira Reporters.Kogi is a major transit point that links the northern and southern parts of Nigeria.Premium Times understands that, Lecturers in the school went on strike three months ago to protest against the non-payment of their salaries.Live: KSU Students are in the state capital protesting against the closure of the school for 93 days. #ReOpenKSU pic.twitter.com/qaYsQncvRD— Ebira Reporters (@EbiraReporters) July 14, 2016Government officials admit the lecturers are owed salaries, but say the debt piled up during the administration of the former governor, Idris Wada.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: 52.3% voters in Kogi West endorse Senator Dino Melaye’s recall“Out of that five, we have paid four,” an official said. The lecturers’ union is not impressed, however.Live: KSU students holding it down at Ganaja Junction, Lokoja. Road is blocked. #ReOpenKSU pic.twitter.com/21IbS1JVeK— Ebira Reporters (@EbiraReporters) July 14, 2016“The (strike) action will be sustained till the last kobo owed is paid,” Chairman of the school’s Academic Staff Union, Daniel Aina, said on Monday.The lecturers also want the government to undertake to pay salaries of each month before the seventh day of a new month.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Parents angry over FG increase in fees of Unity schools from N20k to N75kREAD ALSO: ASUU cries out, 50 lecturers leave Kogi Varsity over salary delayThe government argues that such guarantees are risky because its revenue is predicated on a dwindling handout from the federal government.The lecturers also want a seven- month tax rebate agreement it reached with the previous governor implemented.Both the government and the lecturers are yet to reach a truce and the students complain they are made to pay heavily for the turf war. Tony Attah appointed new NLNG boss Theresa May becomes UK's second female Prime Minister (Photos) Enjoy and Share Post:FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInEmailPinterestloading... Tags:Kogi University students protest, Lecturers unpaid salaries, Lokoja, Nigerian Education  Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.