Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has approved the dismissal of the senior Labour leaders in the State over N5m donated by the Senator representing Lagos West, Senator Olamilekan Solomon for the celebration of the World Teachers Day 2016.
The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Akeem Ambali, his deputy and the state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Dare Ilekoya were outrightly dismissed with the 14 other officials while 16 officials of the Union were also suspended for their roles in the conduct of the celebration.
The NLC chairman was the deputy director, Community and Social Development, Sagamu Local Government until his dismissal.
The Yayi’s consequence
Senator Olamilekan Solomon popularly known as “Yayi,” is also a member of All Progressives Congress (APC), as Governor Amosun, but his 2019 governorship ambition has created more tension in the state, as the governor seems uncomfortable with the move.
The Senator, a close ally of APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, after a failed attempt at securing the Party’s ticket for Ogun West Senatorial district, was effortlessly offered the Lagos West Senatorial ticket of the Party at the instance of Tinubu.
Trouble started when the State Nigeria Union of Teachers NUT had on this year Teacher’s day celebration named Yayi, as the most Teacher’s friendly personality of the year 2016. Yayi, in return he appreciate the group with N5m, a development that did not go down well with the State government.
The State Government strike back at the Labour union
The state government set up an administrative panel of inquiry to look into complaints received from concerned members of the public against the affected officers for their alleged involvement in various acts of misconduct and contravention of extant regulations during the celebration.
In a report of a panel of inquiry set up to investigate the alleged misconduct of executive members of the NUT on the 2016 World Teachers Day Celebration, held on the 5th of October, at the NUT Hall, Kuto, Abeokuta.
The recommendations of the panel signed by the Head of Service, Elder Sola Adeyemi, was approved by the state government for immediate implementation.
The sins of the Labour leaders were inflammable and scandalous remarks against the state government, which could cause breach of peace in the state.
They were dismissed from service having been found guilty of contravening the Public Service Rules 04401,04421(c&d) and 04406(a).
Those dismissed were A.O Oshin, Nola Balogun, Eniola Atiku, Solaru.O, Adebanjo.T, Akinola. A.S, Oyolola .S.A, Obafemi. O.B, Ogunsola Peter, Akinlade. S.A, Christopher.T.A, Ogunrombi A.A, Azeez.K.I and Taiwo A.O.
While those suspended include Odusanya S.A, Comrade Akapo, Adegbesan J.O, Adelami S.I, Obadara O, Ogunnuga O.A, Ayokambi T.A, Tijani A.A, Adegbesan J.O, Idowu A.O, Olaifa O.A, Bayo Lasore, Ahmodu S.A, Oludotun Oliyide, Tijani Y.A, Awode I.A, Dada O.A and Adesanya Abiola.
The state government had also thereby directed appropriate agencies of the state , Ogun State Local Government Service Commission, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) to implement recommendations with immediate effect.