Leaders of the Council of Academic Staff Unions of Osun State Owned Tertiary Institutions including Chairman, Lasisi Jimoh; Secretary Olusegun Lana and Public Relations Officer, Dotun Omisore, led their members to the Osun State House of Assembly to protest nonpayment of their salaries for the past eight months. The lecturers, who had been on strike for the past three months were armed with placards with various inscriptions.
The angry lecturers described the plan of the state government to pay workers half salaries as shocking because the state had received its share of the bailout fund from then Central Bank of Nigeria. The Chief Whip of the House of Assembly, Mr. Folorunsho Bamisayemi, while addressing the protesters appealed to them to exercise patience. The Speaker, Mr. Najeem Salam, after spending some minutes with the protesters however walked out on them. The Secretary of the council, who spoke on the protest said, the state government contrary to the law has not been remitting pension deductions from their salaries to their Pension Fund Administrators