Mr. Abdullahi Alkinla, the State Commissioner for Tertiary Education, disclosed in a statement released on Thursday in Ilorin that the Kwara state government has released a sum of N125,395,252.96 as May 2018 subvention to all state-owned tertiary institutions.
Noting that the Committee of Union of Tertiary Institutions (CUTI) embarked on indefinite industrial strike over unpaid salary and allowances on Tuesday in the state’s Colleges of Education.
However, members of the CUTI in the state’s tertiary institutions are still on strike as at Thursday evening which the payment was made.
Giving the breakdown, Alkinla said the College of Education, Oro received N33,706,598.99, College of Education, Ilorin got N53,173,085.77 while the College of Education (Technical), Lafiagi received N21,272,571.73.
Others are College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin: N11, 949,031.50, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilorin: N2,171,454.33 and the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Oke-Ode: N3,122,510.64.
Alkinla also said that Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed had also approved the sum of N98million for the accreditation exercise of the institutions which he said would be released soon.
Meanwhile, the provosts of the Kwara State Colleges of Education Ilorin, Oro and Lafiagi have appealed to the Committee of Union of Tertiary Institutions (CUTI) to suspend its ongoing industrial strike.
The provosts also commended the governor for living up to his words regarding the salaries of workers and his efforts geared towards improving the standard of education in the state.