Ekiti Assembly Orders Reinstatement Of Sacked College Staff

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The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed a resolution directing the management of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, to immediately reinstate nine staff of the institution whose appointment were wrongly terminated about eight years ago.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the House also directed that three retired staff of the institution should be paid their benefits.

The resolution was consequent upon the consideration of the report of the House Committee on Public Petitions that was saddled with the responsibility of looking into the complaints of the affected officers.

The House directed that the officers should be reinstated within 21 days while the Provost of the College was to report back to the House with evidence of compliance.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Public Petitions, Mr Olusegun Erinle, who presented his committee’s report, said the last Assembly passed a resolution on the issue which the college management refused to implement.

NAN reports that the officers affected are Mr Ajayi Gabriel, Mr Leye Fadoro, Mr Arokodare James, Mr E.T. Omiyale, Miss Ofurum C.C, Mr Ebenezer Odunayo, Mr Onyekwere Donatus, Mr Olamusanmi Lawrence and Olugbenga Agbeyo.

The three retired staff are Mr A.O Adeyemo, Mr Amodu Bayode and Mr Ogunmodede Taiwo.

The motion for the adoption of the report was moved by the Majority Leader, Mr Churchill Adedipe, and seconded by Mr Ayodeji Odu.

The Speaker, Mr Adewale Omirin, promised that the House would ensure that the college complied with the resolution.