The Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has approved the dismissal of the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Akeem Ambali, his vice and the state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Dare Ilekoya.
Also on the dismissal list were 14 others. On the suspension list were no fewer than 18 others. Those affected were mostly teachers under the umbrella of the NUT.
The officials of the union were said to have been suspended for their roles in the conduct of the celebration.
Olusola Adeyemi, the Head of Ogun Public Service, announced the sack in Abeokuta in a statement entitled: “Government position on the recommendation of panel of inquiry set up to investigate alleged misconduct of executive members of the NUT on the 2016 World Teachers Day Celebrations held on October 5.”
The NLC chairman, who was until his dismissal the Deputy Director , Community and Social Development, Sagamu Local Government, was alleged to have masterminded the “political campaign rally” during the celebration.
According to Mr. Adeyemi, the panel indicted Mr. Ambali for making “inflammable and scandalous remarks against the state government”, which could cause breach of peace in the state.
“The Ogun State government accepts the recommendation of dismissal of the affected officials which the panel found guilty of contravening the Public Service Rules 04401,04421(c&d) and 04406(a)”.
He therefore directed the relevant agencies of government to implement the government decision.