Teachers in Osun State have refuted a report in an online news where it was alleged that the Chairman of the state wing of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Wakeel Alade Amudah was lobbying the state government for tenure elongation and extension of service year.
The teachers under the aegis of Concerned Teachers in Osun State, described the report as frivolous, baseless and inimical to the person of Comrade Wakeel Amudah.
The Concerned Teachers in a statement signed by Comrade Wasiu Ahinde unbehalf of others , warned those behind the sponsored vilification and their promoters to desist from the act or face the full wrath of the law.
According the Teachers there has never been a time the Chairman push for service elongation adding that the originators of the report should be ready to provide the evidence where Comrade Alade and the government officials were bargaining.
They however dispelled the rumoured rancor among the members of the union saying “There is not any ripples among the members of NUT in the state. No any protest as being insinuated and we wonder why such a baseless claims.
He said: “By virtue of his extension of service by his employer. He is still a Teacher at Isundunrin Middle High school and the only employee can determine when employer ceased to be on her payroll. His earlier extension granted him is in line with the Osun State Public Service Rule 020411 which is to expire on 31st August, 2022. Therefore, he still remains a Teacher until 31st August 2022 when his employer started otherwise.
” In line with Article 11 (b) of the Union’s Constitution, He is still financial member of the union as he paid his monthly check of dues up to the last salary paid by the state government (employer) in January 2021. Record is there for verification.
” The statement urged the general public to be informed that it is the only organ recognised by the union has started in the Article 5 of the Union’s Constitution to make decisions for the union. Any other decisions or agreements somewhere is just a child play.
” Members should also be informed that the only supreme authority in the state wing is the State Wing Conference of Deligates as stated in Article 15 (iia) of the Union’s Constitution while decisions makers for the state wing is State Wing Executive Council as stated in the Article 5 (iib) of the Union’s Constitution.
“He has not ceased to be a Teacher because he is still an employee of the State Government duely earning his monthly salary from government and making his payment of dues to the union” the statement added
” The statement added that the interpretation of the Union as contained in the Union’s Constitution of Article 31(1) is not within unauthorised person except theNEC members of Union “the interpretation of any of the provisions of this Constitution shall be determined by the National Executive Council. The Council’s interpretation shall be final and binding on all members of the Union”
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