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Osun: Sacked Teachers Beg Governor Adeleke For Reconsideration



A peaceful protest was held on Monday in Osogbo, the Osun State capital by some sacked teachers employed by the immediate administration of Adegboyega Oyetola.

CityNews gathered that the said sacked teachers were pleading with the state governor, Ademola Adeleke to reconsider his decision to disengage them.

According to them, even though they have not been paid in the last four months of their engagement, they kept on working.

It was learnt that the protesters, who converged on the Olaiya area, carried placards with various inscriptions, as they pleaded with the governor and other relevant stakeholders to intervene in the matter.

Speaking on behalf of the protesters, one Olufemi Adedeji pleaded with Adeleke to return them to their duty posts saying their recruitment followed due process.

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Adedeji submitted that “I am one of the 1,500 newly recruited teachers for both primary and secondary schools in Osun. I was given an appointment letter on September 30, 2022, and the process for this recruitment began in the year 2020.

“And immediately we were given appointment letters, and we all reported to our primary places of assignment.

“We have been dutiful, patriotic citizens of this state, and upon resumption, we were gladly received by teachers, students, and the leadership of the Parents and Teachers Association.

“We worked for about four months with no reward for our work until the new government, under the leadership of Governor Ademola Adeleke, ordered a review of our appointment.

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“Since then, we have made all efforts to call Mr Governor’s attention and plead for mercy. But we have not received any response from him.

“We are pleading with our Governor and all stakeholders and well-meaning citizens of the state to plead with him to reconsider us and give us a positive response. We are dying in silence.”

It would be recalled that about 1,500 teachers were recruited by Oyetola’s administration.

However, Adeleke, who had threatened to sack them did through an Executive Order when he assumed office.


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