Osun govt sacks OSPOLY ASUP chairman, suspends secretary

Reinstates 20 sacked workers

The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Osun State Polytechnic, Iree Chapter, Comrade Dotun Omisore, has been sacked by Osun State government while his general secretary, Mr Oduwole Omotayo, was placed on indefinite suspension.

However, the government reinstated about 20 workers of the institution who had earlier been disengaged for one offence or the other.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that Omisore’s sack and Omotayo’s suspension followed their refusal to respond to three different queries issued them by the school management.

The said queries came on the heel of a letter sent to the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) by the ASUP chairman and secretary, alleging that the management of OSPOLY was running the institution with incompetent staff members.

Credible source informed the Nigerian Tribune that the school management had sent a query to both Omisore and Omotayo, but they allegedly refused to reply, prompting the management to re-send the query for the second and third time which the duo also allegedly failed to respond to.

But, Omisore was said to have written a letter to the school management when the fourth query was sent to them.

A copy of the disengagement letter of Omisore obtained by the Nigerian Tribune, which was dated November 2, 2016 and signed by the Registrar, Mr B.M Salawu, reads: “Following the consideration of the reports of the Visitation Panels to the four state-owned tertiary institutions in the state, Osun State government has approved your disengagement from service of this institution with immediate effect in the interest of the state.

“You are to handover the institution’s property in your care to your Head of Department.”

When contacted, Omisore confirmed his dismissal, saying that “I am going to challenge my dismissal in court because the action of the institution’s management cannot stand the test of time. It is totally unwarranted and illegal.”

Meanwhile, the management of OSPOLY, in an internal memo with reference number REG 40?/VOL/31 and dated November 3, 2016, has announced the reinstatement of the 20 sacked workers of the institution.