A lecturer in a tertiary institution in Osun State (name withheld), on Thursday, reportedly collapsed inside a bank located within the institution’s premises following a discrepancy in his salary, Tribune reports.
According to witnesses, the lecturer fainted after discovering that his account had only been credited with N150 by the state government as 50 percent of his February salary instead of N150,000.
The lecturer, a post-graduate student at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, was said to have lamented, after being resuscitated by the bank’s officials, that the money paid by the government into his account could not even transport him to Akure, where he was billed to write an examination.
He was said to have added that he had some outstanding fees to pay at the university which he had proposed to pay with the expected salary.
The lecturer was however admitted into a private hospital in Osogbo where his blood pressure, which had increased as a result of the shocking discovery in his account, was being managed.
Staff members of four tertiary institutions in the state – Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke; Osun State Polytechnic, Iree and colleges of education in Ilesa and Ila-Oragun – have expressed concern over alleged discrepancies in the payment of their salaries since November 2014.
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