The Auchi Polytechic has been shut down
indefinitely following protests by academic and
non-academic staff unions in the institution over
alleged deductions in their salaries by the
immediate past Rector of the institution, Dr.
(Mrs). Phillipa Idogho.
Students of the polytechnic were asked to
vacate the campus and return home as the
strike embarked upon by the lecturers and the
non-academic staff was not likely to end soon.
The situation left the Polytechnic literarily
shutdown, as the protesting workers insisted that
they will not return to work until the injustice
meted out to them is corrected.
The union members barricaded the entrances to
the polytechnic for several hours and shut many
offices including the administrative building of
The Chief Security Officer (CSO) of the
institution was reportedly beaten up by angry
workers when he attempted to prevent them
from carrying out the protest.
Policemen, officers of the Nigeria Security and
Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) and military
personnel were deployed to the school to
forestall a breakdown of law and order.
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