Oyo State government has reinstated 129 public primary school teachers, unlawfully sacked by the previous administration.
The executive chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran stated this on Wednesday, while congratulating the teachers.
He said the State Executive Council (SEC) had approved that a total of 129 officers wrongly dismissed by the Oyo State government between 2011 and 2019 for reinstatement, subject to agreeing not to demand for arrears payment for the period they were away which the state converted to leave of absence.
Adeniran applauded Governor Seyi Makinde for his kindness and selfless consideration in administering the state.
He noted that the recent reinstatement of the state’s 129 school teachers who were fired by the previous administration, is a symbolic achievement that cannot be neglected.
“This is a plus for the education sector. Apart from being an addition to the dwindling number of teachers in the public primary sector, thousands of family dependents who have been subjected to untold economic hardship due to the layoff of their breadwinners will now have a new lease of life”, Adeniran said.
He therefore called on teachers in the state to reciprocate Makinde’s gesture, through commitment to duties and redoubling their dedication to work.