By Seyifunmi Odunuga
IBADAN – Oyo State Government has directed that the last batch of staff of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, sacked by the last administration, be reinstated and their salaries for five months paid.
The 41 staff were among those affected by the unwholesome sack order issued by the administration of late Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
In a statement issued after the State Executive Council meeting on Tuesday, September 30, 2020, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, said the resolution of the Oyo State Government was in tandem with the resolve of the governor to cater for all, no matter their status in the society.
Olatubosun hinted that the reinstatement is to take effect from May, 2020, when their colleagues in LAUTECH who were also affected, resumed office.
The Commissioner however called on the reinstated people to show more dedication to their jobs, stressing that the present administration would leave no stone unturned in it’s pursuit of promoting the welfare of all workers on the State’s payroll.
His words, “It is with joy that I announce the resolution of the State Executive Council meeting held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Exco Chamber, Governor’s Office, that the 41 LAUTECH Staff that were affected by the sack order, issued by the last administration, be reinstated and their five months’ salaries be paid.
“The resolution is in accordance with the programme and policy of the Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who has promised to do everything possible to promote the welfare of public and civil servants, as well as development of their working environment to attain optimum output.
“We are using this opportunity to call on the affected individuals and those not affected to see the magnanimity of the governor as a booster to put more efforts into their work and help reposition the notable institution for the better.”
The Commissioner appreciated the reinstated workers for their patience and resilience during the period of hardship, assuring them that the present administration would not vilify workers, but promote their interests.