Ondo workers rebuff reinstatement offer after sack

Written by on December 11, 2019


Days after the Ondo State Government announced its reabsorption of the sacked fifty-nine workers into the state civil service, the affected workers, have rejected the gesture.

The workers, who were teachers at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic Staff Primary and Secondary School, were sacked on the alleged grounds that the management had no financial capacity to run the schools any longer and planned to privatize them.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had last week ordered that the disengaged workers be reabsorbed into the civil service, but the affected workers, in a letter to the governor through their lawyer, Banjo Ayenakin, rejected the government’s plan.

They said while they appreciate the gesture and interest of the Ondo State governor, the planned redeployment or transfer of service is clearly unacceptable.

The aggrieved workers described the offer to redeploy them to the Ondo State Teaching Service Commission, as contrary to the conditions of their appointment as well as a ploy to demote and subject them to psychological trauma.

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