Governor Dapo Abiodun, of the state of Ogun, announced the reinstatement of two of the three teachers dismissed by the last administration for alleged misconduct.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He announced the celebration of World Teacher’s Day 2019 in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Affected teachers are the former president of the state chapter of the Teachers Union of Nigeria (NUT), Mr. Dare Ilekoya, and Mr. Olusanjo Majekodunmi.
The governor said that restoring them to service was a gesture designed to encourage them, as it was the right thing to do. This gesture is not only to encourage teachers, but it is also dictated by natural and right justice,” he said.
Former governor Ibikunle Amosun sent three teachers to mandatory retirement in 2016, but one of them was readmitted and left the other two.
Abiodun congratulated the NUT teachers and the Secondary School Academic Staff Union (ASUSS) for joining to provide a viable platform for continuous teacher interaction and career development.
“understand that this is the first time that NUT and ASUSS celebrate together at the MKO Abiola stadium,” ” id the governor. However, he advised them on the need to adopt a moderate approach and show understanding in boosting their demands to the government.
“I”admit that trade unionism is part of the fundamental rights of workers. But, allow me to take this opportunity to accuse all our unions and labor associations of always showing understanding in their agitations since significant results cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of resentment and discord,” ” added.
In their respective comments, the president of NUT and his counterpart of ASUSS, Comrade Akeem Lasisi, and Titilope Adebanjo thanked the governor for approving the promotion of 10,000 teachers.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that However, they urged the government also to study the promotion of their colleagues in 2018 and 2019, which they said a long time ago.