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.

Head Of Service Monitors MDAs In Abuja

ServiceFollowing Tuesday’s low turnout of civil servants for work after the Christmas holidays, the Head of Service, Ms Winifred Ekanem, has paid an unscheduled visit to some ministries and government agencies in Abuja.

The Head of Service, along with some of her permanent secretaries, said that their unscheduled visit to the ministries was aimed at checking and correcting the abnormality.

She said that the visit would also allow the federal government reward hard working civil servants and also sanction those who play truancy with their work.

Channels Television had visited the federal secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday and noticed a low turn-out of workers resuming from the public holiday. Some of the resuming workers attributed the low turn-out to a possible annual leave that some of the civil servants might still be enjoying.

In response to this, the HoS promised to work out a proper leave schedule for civil servants through the permanent secretaries in order to reduce the number of staff who go on annual leave in December.

Although there was an improvement in the number of workers who have resumed work during her visit, quite a number of offices were still under locks and keys as the complex retained an unusual silence.


Nigerian Workers Resume After Public Holiday

public holidayTuesday, December 29 sees the end of the public holiday declared by the federal government for workers to enjoy the 2015 Christmas and Maulud festivals.

However, the federal secretariat in Abuja recorded very low turn-out of workers from the public holiday.

Some of the resuming workers attributed the low turn-out to a possible annual leave that some of the civil servants might still be enjoying.

Others, however, believe that since the public holiday was over, it was time to get back to work and ensure that no backlog of work is allowed to spill into the new year.

Meanwhile in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, southwest Nigeria, work has fully resumed after the long Christmas and Maulud holiday.

A visit to the Governor’s Office in the state capital revealed that workers were back attending to government businesses at their duty posts across various government ministries, departments and parastatals.

The state Head of Service, Mr Sola Adeyemi, who was one of the early callers in the office charged the state workforce to be more alive to their responsibilities in order to ensure quick service delivery.