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UNIOSUN management prevents reinstated workers from resuming

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Fresh crisis is about to hit Osun State University (UNIOSUN) as its management, yesterday, prevented six of its reinstated workers from resuming work.

The workers had been discharged and acquitted by an Osogbo Magistrate Court, presided over by Senior Magistrate Opeyemi Badmus, in a case instituted against them by the management.

The six affected workers had written to the management of their resumption from interdiction and readiness to resume work. But when the workers got to the university gate yesterday, the security guards at the gate, led by the Chief Security Officer, turned them back and informed them that the management had asked them not to allow them enter the school.

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However, one of the affected workers and Chairman of Joint Action Committee of NAAT, NASU and SSANU of the university, Lekan Adiat, said a copy of the court judgment had been forwarded to the management.

Adiat, who accused the management of illegality and flagrant disobedience of court order, urged Governor Gboyega Oyetola and other well-meaning indigenes of the state to intervene and prevail on the university management to allow them resume their work.

MEANWHILE, when contacted for reaction, the university’s registrar said that the workers were denied access to the university because the state’s Ministry of Justice that prosecuted the litigation had appealed the judgment.

But Adiat said: “The ministry only filed a notice of appeal, which is different from an appeal itself. Then, if the judgment is appealed, it doesn’t stop our resumption.”

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