Lawmaker appeals to Gov. Makinde to reinstate 46 LAUTECH workers

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A member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Mr. Sanjo Onaolapo, has called on Gov. Seyi Makinde to reinstate 46 employees of Ladoke Akintola University of Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, who were “mistakenly” disengaged in 2017.

Onaolapo, representing Ogbomoso South Constituency, made the call at plenary on Friday.

The lawmaker said that in 2017, no fewer than 223 staff from different government organisations and institutions, including LAUTECH, were disengaged.

He said 177 workers who appealed the dismissal were later reengaged.

The lawmaker said the 46 workers, who were part of the 223 that made the appeal, were not considered because the page containing their names fell off from the appeal submitted to the panel.

“The panel considered the various appeals and made its recommendations which eventually led to the reinstatement of the affected workers,” he said.

Onaolapo, who is also the Majority Leader of the House, said that the appeal contained 223 names but the panel considered and recommended the reinstatement of staff from serial number 1 to 177.

“The other staff (46) on serial number 178 to 223 whose names were on the last page was not considered. On enquiry, it was discovered that the page containing their names fell off from the appeal submitted to the panel.

“The fact, however, remains that all the affected staff from number 1 to 223 had the same issue which is disengagement for no just cause.

“Concerned that since the panel did not find any fault in them, they were recommended to be reinstated while those on the missing list numbered 178 to 223 were not considered at all.

“ It is my belief that if the panel had the list containing all the names, they would have been reinstated since they all have the same issue.

“For the sake of fairness and equity, I want to appeal for the magnanimous gesture of the governor to grant the request of the affected staff.

“The governor should consider the plea and appeal of the remaining 46 staff of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso and approve their reinstatement on compassionate ground,” he said.

The lawmaker said the current administration under the leadership of Makinde had been magnanimous and kind-hearted with regards to the welfare of workers.

He said a testament to that was the regular and prompt payment of workers’ salaries since the inception of his administration.

The House at plenary also passed the Debt Management Agency (Amendment) Bill 2020. In the same vein, the Revenue Administration (Amendment) Bill 2020 was also passed. (NAN)

– May 29, 2020 @ 15:35 GMT |

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