Oyo State government has directed that the remaining sacked staff of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso, be reinstated and their outstanding five months salaries be paid.
The staff, numbering 41 were among those sacked by the immediate past administration of late Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, who disclosed this, said it was part of the resolution of the state executive council meeting held on Tuesday evening.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Olatubosun said the decision was in tandem with the resolve of the state governor, Seyi Makinde, to cater for all, no matter their status in the society.
Olatubosun disclosed also that the reinstatement was back dated to May, 2020, when their colleagues in LAUTECH who were also affected, returned to work.
The statement read in part: “It is with joy that I announce the resolution of the State Executive Council meeting, held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at the Exco Chamber, Governor’s Office, that the 41 LAUTECH Staff that were affected by the sack order, issued by the last administration, be reinstated and their five months’ salaries be paid.
“The resolution is in accordance with the programme and policy of the Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, who has promised to do everything possible to promote the welfare of public and civil servants, as well as development of their working environment to attain optimum output.
“We are using this opportunity to call on the affected individuals and those not affected to see the magnanimity of the governor as a booster to put more efforts into their work and help reposition the notable institution for the better.”
The commissioner appreciated the reinstated workers for their patience and resilience during the period of hardship, assuring them that the present administration would not vilify workers, but promote their interests.