Zoe Tamunotonye, who happens to be a lecturer at the Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola in Port Harcourt has due to his unpaid salary turned into a bus conductor in other to survive. The school management has decided not to pay him his six month salaries.
Reports has it that the institution, Chris Woke who happens to be the Registrar signed a statement, stating that he school has seperated itself from an incident of alleged sexual misconduct against Zoe Tamunotonye which had involved a 200-level female student and consequently gave him three month suspension, pending the outcome of the school’s investigation.
But the lecturer, Tamunotonye was seen in a viral video, as a conductor, loading passengers and calling out areas of their desired destinations.
The lecture was spotted in black trousers and a white T-shirt with a pair of sandal shoes, he was seen announcing the bus’ destinations.
He was spotted calling “Mile two, Mile three, Ikoko. Please kindly hold your change, loading bus,” Zoe was heard saying while also helping passengers with their luggage.
When Zoe was telephoned on Monday, the lecturer told our columnist that he ventured into the conductor business as he had no other alternative.
Zoe said, “There was an issue I had with my school and I was suspended for about three months without been paid salary. Eventually, a committee was set up, they did their possible findings and after the committee’s work, since March, the committee’s report about the incident has not been released.
“Rather, the School management wrote a letter to me, stating that I should resume work, that they have considered my suspension. I was also asked to write a letter of apology.
“So I responded to the management claims to write an apology letter by asking for reasons and the need for the apology and asked what the result of the committees meeting was. They refuse to make it known to me.
“After accepting their claims. I resumed fully back to work and had started teaching; but the management refused to pay my salaries since the month of January. This is about six months I have not been given my salary.
“As we Nigerians know the current situation of our beloved country, I have been a helping hand to my entire family. All of my younger ones are unemployed, but as of now. I have to depend on them to survive. And I saw that the responsibility was becoming unbearable.
“It has been close to six months now that I have taken proper care of my mother. There are about six young widows I often take care of, some of them in my niche and also some older people that I assist with the little salary been given by the school.