The Pro-Chancellors of state-owned Universities today visited the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr John Kayode Fayemi, with a bouquet of requests to governors that they hope would address the problems of state assisted tertiary education throughout Nigeria. The meeting was held in the Instruction room of the NGF secretariat, in Abuja.
Dr John Kayode Fayemi told the team that the issues you have raised are issues that have agitated us governors for a long time. We are also victims of this unitary approach to a federal structure.
Fayemi began with an anecdote on the salary structure that Labour negotiated with the Federal Government and tried to impose it on states.
“You can’t impose a federal salary structure on states because we do not all have the same economic or financial situations. I, for example, do not have the resources of Lagos state, so you won’t expect me to earn the same salary as the governor of Lagos” Fayemi stated.
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