Derecognised Ekiti Teachers Seeks Reinstatement, Payment of Outstanding Salaries

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The over 2,000 derecognised workers under the aegis of Ekiti State Teaching Serving Commission (TESCOM) and Ekiti State Civil Service Commission, have appealed to the state governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji to please reinstate the appointments of their members and pay their 5-year backlogs salaries and arrears.

The lamented workers gave the appealed on Tuesday at a press briefing held in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.


According to a statement jointly signed by Mr Ajayi Peter, Mr Aribatise Ademola and read by the leader of the embattled workers, comrade Bayo Omoyeni disclosed that no fewer than 2,000 teachers were employed in September, 2018 under the administration of the former governor, Mr Peter Ayodele Fayose, but had their appointments terminated by former Governor Kayode Fayemi, who described it as “irregular appointments.”

The statement said that the workers: “We were employed under a free, fair and credible process as laid down by the Civil Service law of Ekiti State”.

However, the workers were not paid a dime after working in the service commission for 9 months before they were sacked by Fayemi’s administration.

Meanwhile, the National Industrial Court sitting in Akure, Ondo state on Thursday, 8th February 2024 had delivered Judgement in the suit No: NICN/AK/30/2022., in favour of the workers.

The court, presided by Justice K.D Damulak declared that the workers, having been employed by the Ekiti State Government and posted to different workplaces are entitled to be paid by government.

He ordered the Ekiti State Government to pay the salary of the 2018 TESCOM and Civil service staff from the date of their appointments till date of the judgement and thereafter.

The group thereby called on Governor Biodun Oyebanji “to be merciful and do the right thing” by calling back the Derecognised members into the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM).

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