About 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 the issue.