27th July, 2022
By Ibukun Emiola
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the reinstatement of 129 public primary school teachers, who were unlawfully sacked by the previous administration.
This is contained in a statement issued by Dr Nureni Adeniran, the Executive Chairman of, the State Universal Basic Education Board, on Wednesday in Ibadan.
According to Adeniran, 129 officers were wrongly dismissed by the state government between 2011 and 2019.
He said it was subject to the dismissed teachers agreeing not to demand arrears payment for the period they were away which the state converted to leave of absence.
Adeniran appreciated Gov. Seyi Makinde for his kindness and selfless consideration in administering the pacesetter state.
He said that the recent reinstatement of the state’s 129 school teachers was a symbolic achievement that could not be neglected.
“This is a plus for the education sector.
“Apart from being an addition to the dwindling numbers of teachers in the public primary sector, thousands of family dependants who have been subjected to untold economic hardship due to the layoff of their breadwinners will now have a new lease of life,” Adeniran said.
He, therefore, called on teachers in the state to reciprocate Makinde’s gesture, through a commitment to duties and redouble their dedication to work.
The executive chairman also urged them to key into the Makinde-led administration’s goal to change the narratives in the education sector of the state.