Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) has ordered immediate reabsorption of all disengaged workers of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO) Staff primary and secondary Schools.
Those affected by the Governor”s directive are teachers.
The Chairman of the polytechnic’s Governing Council, Barr Banjo Alabi , disclosed this during a peace meeting between the authorities of the institution and the school’s Chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnic, (SSANIP) held on the campus.
The meeting was convened by the polytechnic’s management and attended by the Governing Council of the institution chaired by Mr Banji Alabi; the management staff led by the Rector, Mr Gani Ogundahunsi and the leadership of SSANIP
Alabi added that the polytechnic in collaboration with the State Government have therefore offered the disengaged workers of the Staff Schools to be reabsorbed into the mainstream of the state Teaching service and redeployment to primary and secondary schools within Owo local government area.
59 workers of the RUGIPO staff primary and secondary schools were few months sacked by the polytechnic to pave the way for the privatization of the schools.
The SSANIP Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo RUGIPO chapter, had protested against the mass disengagement of all the 59 workers at the Polytechnic’s Staff primary and secondary Schools.
The union described the action as insensitive, but the state governor subsequently intervened and ordered the reabsorption of the sacked workers.