ESKU Reinstates 363 Out Of 900 Sacked Workers By The University

The Ekiti state University, Ado Ekiti (EKSU) on Wednesday, January 9, approved the reinstatement of 363 workers who were sacked by the institution's management. The Nation reports that the decision for the reinstatement of the staff was made by the Professor Bamitale Omole-led Governing Council at its meeting of January 7, 2020. The institution's decision followed the adoption of the report of the management committee set-up to review the report of an external audit firm, DEVTAGE Ltd, that recommended retrenchment. The staff were disengaged over allegations of certificate forgery, irregular appointment, overage and other sundries which contravened its condition of service.

In a statement by the head of the directorate of information for EKSU, Bode Olofinmuagun, the institution said the reinstatement of the personnel is sequel to the appeal lodged by those affected to the institution’s governing council. Olofinmuagun said: “The Governing Council of Ekiti State University at its Special Meeting on 7th January 2020 approved the reinstatement of 363 members of staff who were recently disengaged by the university." He said the staff audit recently carried out clearly exposed the fact that many of the disengaged staff were over-aged, some with fake certificates, some falsified their ages, some were illegally recruited and many were indeed ghost workers who never showed up for the exercise. “The reinstatement of some the staff, according to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Olanipekun was a vindication of the fact that the exercise was not to witch hunt any member of staff but carried out to reposition the University for better service delivery so that EKSU can become a University of reference nationally and in the global intellectual market of the 21st century,” Olofinmuagun said.

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