Affected workers who were illegally sacked in 2019 by the management of the Ekiti State University (EKSU) have not been reinstated by the institution despite court pronouncement on the matter.
It will be recalled that following the ruling of the Ado Ekiti Division of the Appeal Court on 28th March and 4th April 2022, the management of Ekiti State University met with the workers and their legal representatives and reached an agreement on immediate reinstatement.
A document obtained from the court, which was made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti recently and which detailed the agreement reached, reads in part: ”Following the judgment at the Ado-Ekiti division of the Appeal Court on March 28, the Management of the Ekiti State University met with the judgment creditors and their counsels on April 4th and April 22, 2022, and reached the wherein the following agreement:
“That the university management is prepared to abide by the judgment of the court and welcomed the judgment creditors back to work.
“That for the purposes of their administrative convenience, the University agreed to write letters for reabsorption immediately following the court’s intervention without loss of promotion and allowances.
“That salaries would henceforth be prepared starting from April 2022.”
Meanwhile, the workers have cried out over the failure of the EKSU management to fulfill the agreement reached two months after.
One of the workers, who pleaded anonymity for fear of witchhunt, said: “Unfortunately, the University has failed till date to meet up with any of the agreed terms as shown in their refusal to issue letters of reinstatement despite the availability of essential workers even during the ongoing National strike and payment of April 2022 salary that was paid to the University staff on Thursday 9th, 2022.”
The workers expressed dissatisfaction with the action of the management and urged it to do the needful in the interest of posterity.