Osun Assembly Recommends Reinstatement of Sacked Lecturers


By Yinka Kolawole

Osun State House of Asembly has recommended the reinstatement of some sacked teaching and non-teaching staff of the state-owned tertiaty institutions.

The Speaker, Hon, Najeem Salaam dropped the hint during the presentation of the report of the house ad hoc committee investigating the disengagement of some teaching and non-teaching staff of the institution at the plenary .

The management of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree; Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke; Osun State Colleges of Education, Ilesa and Ila-Orangun have disengaged about 204 lecturers and non-teaching staff.

The Assembly subsequently set up ad hoc committees to investigate the circumstances surrounding the actions, the reports of which were presented to the house and adopted following a motion by the Leader of house, Timothy Owoeye and seconded by the Chief Whip, Folorunsho Bamisayemi.

Salaam said the reports have been deliberated upon at the executive session and justice has been done to them, saying, the Assembly would follow it to the letter to ensure that the recommendations of the house are implemented.

He said: “I want to say that in the report, people have been reinstated and the committees confirmed where necessary, the decision of the councils.

“In the course of the investigations, the committees went through all the records of those involved and the reasons for their reinstatement or otherwise have been stated by the committees in the report.”