The Management of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, has sacked 258 of its workers.
The management’s decision followed the implementation of the review report on verification of staff and their certificates.
The state Executive Council had in April 2019 directed that a comprehensive staff audit be carried out in the polytechnic.
The action is also part of the determination to reposition the institution for a greater operational efficiency.
The decision was contained in a statement issued by the Polytechnic’s Public Relation officer, Mrs. Chinyere Eze
The statement reads in part, “we wish to inform members of the public that we have commenced the implementation of the review report on verification of staff and their certificates, as approved by the state executive council in April 2019.
“Following painstaking verification and reviews, letters have been issued to 258 staff members whose services are no longer required by the institution. All the affected staff are receiving full severance payment in line with their condition of service with the school.
“They will also receive due outstanding salaries as other workers are being paid”.