Tai Solarin College Crisis: Ogun Assembly Sues for Peace

The Ogun State House of Assembly has encouraged the aggrieved members of staff of Tai Solarin College of Education, TASCE, Omu-Ijebu, to embrace peaceful conduct in the resolution of their agitations with the Management of the institution, over the backlog of salary arrears and other issues.

The Chairman, House of Assembly Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Mr Olayiwola Ojodu gave the charge in Abeokuta, during a meeting with the institution’s Management and labour union as well as other stakeholders.

Mr Ojodu, who sympathised with the workers over the untold socio-economic hardship they were facing due to the salary arrears, maintained that no success could be achieved in an atmosphere of acrimony and violence.

The lawmaker while pointing out that the problem required high level of understanding between the workers and management of the institution, urged the staff to exercise more patience and show more commitment and dedication to duties towards amicable resolution of the problem.

In a remark, the State Head of Service, Mr Lanre Bisiriyu advised both the Management and staff of TASCE, to collaborate and work together for the common objectives, particularly, increasing the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, of the Institution to achieve self-sustenance.

Earlier in an address, the chairman, coalition of TASCE staff, Mr Daniel Aborisade had highlighted backlog of salary arrears, non remittance of contributory pensions and non promotion of staff, as some of their agitations.

Mr Aborisade noted that a total of forty-nine staff of the institution had died due to economic hardship while others were now living in poverty.

Meanwhile, the House of Assembly had scheduled another meeting for next Tuesday.

Adebola Ajayi

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