Principals and other members of staff of the Livingstone College, Ikorodu, Lagos State, have protested against the alleged refusal of the school’s Chairman, Olushola Kolawole-Christwealth, to pay their salaries for five months.
The protesters, who were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions and chanting solidarity songs during a demonstration on Tuesday, August 18, said the arrears had been owed before the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that from March till date, none of the staff had been paid.
One of the principals, Moses Farotimi, said efforts to get the chairman to pay the arrears had been abortive, adding that despite owing five months’ salaries, the school management wanted the staff to resume.
He said, “I am the English coordinator for all the 23 annexes of the school, so, when the Federal Government ordered the SS3 students to commence external examination, some selected members of staff were called for a meeting and our thinking was that it was a management meeting, but it turned out to be that we were told to prepare students for the external exam. (Punch)