The governor of Osun state, Ademola Adeleke has sacked no fewer than 1,500 school teachers who were employed at the tail end of the immediate past administration of former Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
Recall that the immediate past Governor of the state-led administration had employed 1,500 teachers after the conduct of the Governorship Election in which he lost to Governor Ademola Adeleke.
Governor Adeleke had on his assumption of office issued an Executive Order that nullifies the employment of 1,500 teachers that was hurriedly done by Oyetola.
Oyetola engaged them on July 17th 2022, a day after the declaration of the Osun governorship election results.
But in a passionate appeal by the affected teachers led by one Mr Owoyemi Abdulwasiu during a press conference held at Correspondent Chapel in Osogbo, urged the Governor to exercise restrain in disengaging them on the passionate ground.
He said four of their colleagues have died due to depression as a result of non-payment of salaries and suspension of their recruitment through an Executive Order by the Governor upon resumption of office.
“We want to plead with Governor Ademola Adeleke on one of the Executive orders directed upon assumption to duty stating the nullification of 1500 recently employed teachers made by the immediate past Administration after the July 17th Governorship election. We would like to plead to you to reconsider this order for the good people of Osun State particularly the 1500 newly employed Teachers for the Basic (Primary) and Post-Basic (Secondary) levels of Education in Osun State.
“It will be of great concern to know that the effect of nullifying our appointments as class teachers had already been felt as we have recorded no fewer than 4 deaths among us as a result of depression of nullifying the appointment as class teachers.
“We went to through the proper recruitment process and since we were given a letter of appointment, we have been attending classes diligently, though, we were not paid, we remain committed to our duty. We hereby appeal to the Governor to be magnanimous with us and allow us to continue with our duties as teachers. We are not members of any political parties but citizens of Osun state”, he stated.