No fewer than 141 members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, and Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, in Osun State owned tertiary institutions have been sacked by the government.
It was gathered that the sacked workers were victims of the on-going controversial restructuring of tertiary institutions in the state. The two institutions affected by the gale of sack are Osun State College of Education, Ila and Osun State College of Education, Ilesa.
Credible sources told Us that the sack letters were brought from the state Ministry of Education on Friday for distribution to the affected staffers, but the leaders of the two unions directed their members not to collect the letters.
The state chairman and secretary of Council of Academic Staff Unions Osun State Owned Tertiary Institutions (CASUOSTI), Comrade Lasisi A. Jimoh and Comrade Olusegun Lana, respectively, in a press statement, said “letters of termination of appointment were issued to several members of staff in Osun State owned tertiary institutions today (Friday)”.