Workers (Academic and Non-Academic) of the Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State, have alleged that the Provost, Dr. Lukmon Adeola Kiadese, and the acting Bursar, Mr. Gbenga Olusanya, sent assassins after them for demanding for their unpaid salaries and other benefits.
Chairman, Coalition Staff Union of the College (COTAS), Mr. Daniel Aborisade stated this at a press conference organised to register their grievance on threats to life, held at the College Auditorium and Degree Conference Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State.
Aborisade alleged the provost is biased and partisan in addressing the college’s academic progression. He also that it was unusual for the provost to send assailants after the union members and the other staffs of the college for demanding for justice on their plights.
“Although the provost is a member of Allied Peoples’ Movement (APM) and he worked assiduously for the emergency of Abdulkabir Adekunle Akinlade to become governor, but now that they have failed, he is now transferring the aggression on the staff of the college, which is none of our problem.
“He is just trying, he will fail,” Aborisade said and added that staff have been going through problems since 2009, ranging from unpaid salaries, salary arrears, unremitted pension, cooperative deductions and promotion arrears.
He also said all petitions written to Governor Ibikunle Amosun, the Police and Department of State Service yielded no results.
He appealed to the police, DSS and other security agents to protect and prevent their lives from being “snuffed out by the assassins/assailants.”
In his reaction, Dr. Kiadese said it was mere fabrication and false allegation and noted that one of the union members, Mr. Olaoluwa Oguntubo, also threatened his life and other college lecturers in the campus.
He said “Oguntubo threatened to kill him, his Administrative Officer, Mr. Adebayo Temitayo, a lecturer in department of Business education, Comrade Adetowubo King and Akinola H.J, the Tetfund Officer,” if they persist in helping the provost in the day-to-day activities of the college.
When contacted, King said the union had been hijacked by rogues and hoodlums and hailed Kiadese for the giant strides being recorded in bringing sanity to the campus and increasing the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the college and also, noted that the provost should be praised and supported for moving the college to greater height.