Have Mercy On Sacked Teachers, NUT Tells Ogun State Govt

Ogun state, workers, protest, Amosun,The national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) is begging for clemency for the sacked members of the union in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria.

They are asking the state governor, Mr Ibikunle Amosun to temper justice with mercy.

At a press briefing in Abeokuta, the capital of the state, the national president of the union and other executive members condemned the actions of the dismissed union members.

They were sacked for their alleged misconduct during the 2016 world Teachers Day celebration in the state

The chairman of the union in the state, Mr Dare Ilekoya, was dismissed alongside 16 others while 19 others were suspended by the state government in line with the recommendations of a panel of inquiry that looked into their alleged misconduct and act of indiscipline.

”The national leadership of the NUT condemn this unfortunate development in its entirety, as it did not conform with the traditions and modus operandi of the celebration,” the national president noted, while putting forward his pleas.

Begging for clemency, the national president said: “As a responsible organisation, we wish to apologise on behalf of our officers and members and ask for clemency from the governor of the state.

“We plead with the governor to grant them pardon, recall and reinstate them to their duty,” he requested.

Ogun Govt. Dismisses NLC Chairman, 15 Others

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State

Ogun State government has approved the dismissal of the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Akeem Ambali, his vice and the State Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Mr Dare Ilekoya, and 14 others.

The dismissal was contained in a report of a panel of inquiry set up to investigate the alleged misconduct of executive members of the NUT on the 2016 World Teachers Day celebration in Abeokuta.

Similarly, 16 officials of the union were also suspended for their roles in the conduct of the celebration.

The recommendations of the panel signed by the Head of Service, Mr Sola Adeyemi, was approved by the state government for immediate implementation.

A source also said the government had set up an administrative panel of inquiry to look into complaints received from concerned members of the public against the affected officers for their alleged involvement in various acts of misconduct and contravention of extant regulations during the celebration.

The NLC chairman, who was until his dismissal a Deputy Director, Community and Social Development in Sagamu Local Government, was alleged to have been the brain behind the political campaign rally during the celebration.

He was said to have made inflammable and scandalous remarks against the state government, which could have triggered a breach of peace in the state.

The workers were dismissed from service having been found guilty of contravening the Public Service Rules 04401, 04421 (c&d) and 04406 (a).

Those dismissed were A.O Oshin, Nola Balogun, Eniola Atiku, Solaru.O, Adebanjo.T, Akinola.A.S, Oyolola .S.A, Obafemi. O.B, Ogunsola Peter, Akinlade.S.A, Christopher.T.A,Ogunrombi A.A, Azeez.K.I and Taiwo A.O.

Those suspended include Odusanya S.A, Comrade Akapo, Adegbesan J.O, Adelami S.I, Obadara O, Ogunnuga O.A, Ayokambi T.A, Tijani A.A, Adegbesan J.O, Idowu A.O, Olaifa O.A, Bayo Lasore, Ahmodu S.A, Oludotun Oliyide, Tijani Y.A, Awode I.A, Dada O.A and Adesanya Abiola.

The state government subsequently directed appropriate agencies of the state including the Ogun State Local Government Service Commission, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) to implement the recommendations with immediate effect.