The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) on Thursday evening expressed gratitude to the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, for reinstating their members at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) who were unjustly sacked by former Governor Olusegun Mimiko.
Former Governor Mimiko sacked 63 workers at the AAUA and also fired 32 workers at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnics, Owo (RUGIPO) without any offense or query in 2012.
Governor Akeredolu made a promise during his electioneering campaign in 2016 that he would reinstate the sacked lectures if voted into power.
The Governor fulfilled his promise few months after his assumption of office and ordered the reinstatement of the sacked workers in both AAUA and RUGIPO.
Expressing gratitude to the Governor, the national leadership of SSANU led by its National Vice President (Southwest) Mr. Alfred Jimoh Ilesanmi said the association will ever remain grateful to the Governor for reinstating their colleagues who were disengaged from work unjustly.
He described Governor Akeredolu as a true leader whose government is people orientated and focused on the development of the state.
The SSANU leadership expresses its belief that Governor Akeredolu will perform much more better if voted into office for a second term.
The SSANU thereafter presented an art work to the Governor as a show of their appreciation and love.
Governor Akeredolu described the action taken by Mimiko to sacked the workers unjustly as anti-people.