The leadership of a group of 1,500 teachers recruited by the immediate past administration in Osun State, has pleaded with the state Governor, Ademola Adeleke, to review his order that nullified their appointments.
The affected teachers also said four out of those recruited had died of depression because of the turn of events regarding their appointments.
Adeleke had shortly after his inauguration announced the nullification of all appointments made by his predecessor in office, Adegboyega Oyetola, after July 16th governorship poll.
Addressing newsmen in Osogbo on Monday, the leader of the group, Wasiu Owoyemi, said before many of those employed took up the appointments, they had resigned from where they were initially working.
Owoyemi, who also said their appointments as teachers followed due process, added that they have also worked for about three months in their various places of assignment without being paid before the new governor nullified their appointments.
He said, “We want to plead with Governor Ademola Adeleke on one of the Executive orders directed upon assumption to duty stating the nullification of 1500 recently employed teachers made by the immediate past Administration after the July 16th governorship election.
“We would like to plead to you to reconsider this order for the good people of Osun State particularly the 1500 newly employed Teachers for the Basic (Primary) and Post-Basic (Secondary) levels of Education in Osun State.