By Afolayan Lanre
A lecturer in a tertiary institution in Osun state (name withheld), was said to have fainted in a bank on Thursday, August 6, over failure of the Osun state government to pay him his expected salary.
The lecturer fainted after he discovered that he was paid N150 by the state government for his February salary instead of N150,000.
The lecturer, a post-graduate student at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, was expected to write an examination but lamented the money would not cater for his transport.
According to Daily Post, he had some outstanding fees to pay at the university which he had proposed to pay with the expected salary.
He was however admitted into a private hospital in Osogbo where his blood pressure is being managed.
Members of staff Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke; Osun State Polytechnic, Iree and colleges of education in Ilesa and Ila-Oragun have also expressed concern over alleged discrepancies in the payment of their salaries since November 2014.
In June, Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun claimed the economic situation that led to his administration’s inability to pay workers’ salaries was beyond his control.