The Concerned Academic Staff (CAS) of the Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State, has told the institution’s Provost, Dr. Lukman Adeola Kiadese to halt “the incessant harrasment, assaults and queries given to its members and other staff of the institution.
It also called on the institution Governing Council and the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to prevail on the Provost to sheathe swords and embrace peace without any further delay.
The members staff of the College said that it was particularly upset by the incessant query letters been given to its members, and the intimidation of an innocent staff who were furthering their studies and those being charged to court for the case they knew nothing about.
In a statement by the CAS Chairman, Mr. Ade Balogun further alleged the Governor, the Governing Council of the institution and the Provost for not paying salaries of those charged to court, noting that as far as they are not being guilty of the offence, they need to atleast placed them on half salaries.
Balogun said that the government and Provost should stop testing their will by punishing the innocent staff of the institution through withholding their salaries and intimidation, saying that the Provost was just bent on molestation of its members for the fact that he has given a second term in office.
“We, the CAS member, hereby demand immediate stoppage of the incessant harassment, querying of our members by the Provost and releasing of those five members’ salaries being charged to court for no reason and the case they knew nothing about, those furthering their studies and many more.
“This continued illegal issuing of different queries, provocation, molestation and ill-treatment meted out by Provost to the CAS member and treating those who are loyal to him with kid gloves must also stop immediately, as we are all employees under the State government of Nigeria”, Balogun explained
While calling on the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun look into their plight and predicament, Balogun emphasised that the issue of that institution seemed beyond the scope of the Governing Council, saying that they were just saddled with responsibility of collecting bribe and gratification from the Provost.