Ogun teachers raise alarm over student cultists in public schools

Ogun State Civil Servants have embarked on an indefinite strike in compliance with the directive of the organized labour in the state. Students who reported at the various public schools in the state returned home as their teachers have joined the strike. Also traffic was light on most of the major roads in the state as workers in the state public sector stayed away from official duties. Chairman of the state public service negotiating council, Abiodun Olakanmi, issued the directive in Abeokuta on Wednesday, at the end of an emergency meeting of the labour leaders. Union leaders later distributed circular on the strike to civil servants on Wednesday However, Governor Ibikunle Amosun, accusing the organizer of the planned strike of having a political agenda, said he would not allow labour leaders, individuals and groups with selfish interests to disrupt his Administration. Amosun speaking at the Town hall meeting on the proposed 2017 Budget in Abeokuta, directed civil servants who are using their official position to play politics to resign and join political parties. He promised to use all powers at his disposal to fight any plot aims at frustating the progressive work and mission of his Administration in Ogun State. Earlier, the state government had declared the proposed strike illegal, threatening to invoke the principle of no work no pay against any of the civil servants who join the strike. In their intervention, the state’s paramount rulers promised to bring the governor and the labour leaders to a roundtable to iron out differences over the issue. The paramount rulers, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, and the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle at a news conference in Abeokuta, said it was unethical for the unions to align with politicians, and to be used to disrupt the Amosun Administration for the purpose of 2019 polls. On the decision of the organise labour to walk out on them before the news conference, the paramount rulers described the action of the labour leaders as disrespectful. The labour leaders are demanding the payment of arrears of pension, gratuities and deduction from salaries of retired and serving civil servants in the state.

Teachers in Ogun State’s public secondary schools have cried out, over the rise in the number of cult groups in the schools.

The state chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools (ASUSS), Akeem Lasisi, says students from the age of 10 are now very active in cultist activities in public secondary schools.

Lasisi, represented by the secretary Egba block of the union, Mr Olufemi Ayannuga, raised the alarm, in a goodwill message to the flag off of the codeliners at the Abeokuta Grammar School, Idi aba, Abeokuta.

He explained that the cultist groups goes with different names such as, killer boys, school two guys, jagbon, dangerous boys, silent killers, executors, and kill-the-teachers.


Governor Ibikunle Amosun speaking at the recent Ogun State Education Summit in Abeokuta, also raised an alarm over the spread of cultism to some of the public primary schools in the state


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