A total number of 344 newly recruited staff including lecturers of Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori has been sacked by the new government led by Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike,.
It was learnt that the sacked workers were
recruited by the immediate past
administration led by Rotimi Amaechi.
According to the Public Relations Officer
(PRO) of the institution, Innocent
Ogbonnaya Nwanwo , this was contained in
a directive sent to the Polytechnic by the
State Ministry of Education. The directive
also stated that the Rector of the
polytechnic, Sir Obianko Worlu Elechi would
proceed on compulsory leave.
He said, “The recent employment exercise
we had at the Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori
has been cancelled. The reason is that the
government needed to review the process
of their employment. The process that
brought in the newly employed people;
don’t forget, they have not started work, has
been called off; it has been terminated by
the state government.
“Right now, they don’t have a job here in
the Rivers State Polytechnic. Technically
speaking, that is the truth. The Rector is on
leave; he was asked to proceed on leave.”
However one of the sacked lecturers who
spoke on the condition of anonymity, said
their recruitment followed due process and
dates back to September 2014.
He called on Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom
Wike, the State House of Assembly, and the
authority of the Polytechnic to intervene on