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Staff Audit: Osun Assembly Invites Consultant Over Petitions



The Osun State House of Assembly has invited the consultant handling the ongoing staff audit in the state, Sa’adat Bakrin-Ottun.

Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Adewale Egbedun, who announced the decision on his X, (formerly Twittter) handle @AOEgbedun on Saturday, noted that the interactive session holds on Tuesday.

He stated that the invitation is at the instance of petitions submitted to the House against her.

Egbedun said: “The Assembly is expecting her to appear in person to respond to allegations levelled against her in the petitions.

“To this end, relevant stakeholders, Labour Unions and Association leaders in the ongoing Staff Audit with any information that can be helpful, are also invited.”

Recall that the staff verification exercise organised by Osun State Government for its employees was yet again disrupted on Friday, as staff members of the Osun State University, who were being verified, accused the Consultant in charge of momolestation.

The exercise, being held at the Centre for Black Culture and Understanding, Osogbo, had been disrupted, as the staff members at the premises threatened not to continue with the verification.

It was the second disruption that the verification would experience at the same venue, as the exercise was also suspended on the day Judiciary staff were to be verified, following an allegation of verbal abuse against the consultant.

Speaking on behalf of the staff of the university, the Secretary, Academic Staff Union of the University, UNIOSUN chapter, Dr. Damilare Adekomi, accused the Consultant, Sa’adat Bakrin-Ottun, of calling a professor a bastard.

Adekomi also said Bakrin-Ottun, while the exercise lasted tormented and verbally abused staff of the university, lowering their status.

After the intervention of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Clement Adebooye, the exercise later resumed and more staffers were verified.

Meanwhile, Ottun had denied the allegations, saying he did not call anybody ‘a bastard

He claimed that she was a subject of abuse from the staff of the university instead.

She said: “To say I am in shock is an understatement over the alleged altercation, I am surprised because these are university staff, since 9 am we were here, it been one problem or the other. A staff of the university had issue with a security operative of Osun Joint Task Force which I mediated. The phone was seized but I handed it over to one of the union members.

“I was walking out with the deputy VC when they refused to cooperate with the process, these people have not been cooperating with the exercise since morning which really affected us . One of them addressed me as bastard and I was surprised, I said, You called me bastard ? I turned around and I entered my car. People heard my own side of “Oh, you called me a bastard” and turned it against me.

“Infact, the VC wanted to be upset and I told him that I am used to people. Of all the resource that we have the most difficult one to manage is human being. As a human resource manager, I can’t rise to the occasion every time somebody upset me. We are here willing to work under secure environment.

“All those allegations are mere fabrications, I was the one that was insulted and also maligned but I don’t have a problem with that, as a Human Resources Manager I am use to it. My concern is that they should not attack my staff and touch our equipment”, she concluded.