Tits Bits

College of Agriculture Ibadan Reinstates Suspended Workers

College of Agriculture Ibadan Reinstates Suspended Workers
  • PublishedMarch 8, 2017

The Federal College of Agriculture (FCA), Ibadan,  has reinstated its  four suspended workers.

The Provost of the college, Dr Babajide Adelekan,  disclosed this to newsmen on  Wednesday in Ibadan.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the reinstatement was  with effect from Aug.11, 2016 when they were suspended.

The suspension, NAN also learnt, was  in accordance with the decisions taken at a meeting in Abuja.

Adelekan said the management of the college was directed  to reinstate the workers at  a meeting held at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Abuja,  on Feb. 24.

“Four members of staff– Olufemi Jokanola, Oluade Eyitayo, Awogbade Adeyemi and Adekunle Adenike–were suspended with effect from Aug.11, 2016, on the orders of the Agriculture  Minister, Chief  Audu Ogbeh.

“They were suspended through a letter from the Executive Secretary, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN).

“They were suspended for gross misconduct, recalcitrance and insubordination to constituted authority.

“ We later received a  letter  from the  Director, Human Resources and Development, in  the ministry dated Dec.16, 2016 to reinstate them.

“But we had to seek for clarifications on certain issues from both ARCN and Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Abuja,” Adelekan said.

The provost  also said  that the management would  recommend to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) to pay the  outstanding salaries of the workers.

The spokesman of the suspended workers,  Mr Olufemi Jokanola,  had yet to respond to the latest development  as at the time of filing this  report.

NAN recalls  that some members of  staff of the college had embarked  on protest on Feb. 21, demanding the reinstatement of the suspended workers.

They  also demanded the  removal of Adelekan,  administrative audit  of the college and cessation of alleged  victimization of some workers.

Credit: Punch


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *