Lukmon Kiladese, Provost of Tai Solarin College of Education in Omu-Ijebu, Ogun State, and Gbenga Olusanya, the acting Bursar, have been barred by workers of the school from gaining access into the college over 30 months unpaid salaries.

Speaking with newsmen on Thursday in Ijebu-Ode, the Provost noted that the college has not been working in full capacity, which is beginning to have a negative impact on administrative and academic activities in the school.

Since last November, Kiladese and Olusanya have been operating from the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta after they were refused entry into the school.

The two senior management staff were given the mandate to persuade Ibikunle Amosun, the state governor, to pay their salaries, or not come back to the school.

This directive was said to have been given by workers under the Coalition of TASCE Staff.

He said: “They (the workers) did not allow the bursar and me into the college, they are just taking the law into their own hands and at the appropriate time we will take a decisive action.

“There is no effective teaching because we are not allowed to enter the college. So, we are running epileptic services; sometimes, I will be in Abeokuta at the Ministry of Education and they will bring files for me to sign.

“We will sanction them. Any moment from now, we will take decisive action. I will get Police protection and enter the school. Any moment from now there will be action from the management and the government."

According to Kiladese, the union had been proscribed, but the workers berthed another group called COTAS, a group he described as unlawful.  

In response, the Chairman of COTAS, Daniel Aborisade, said they barred the two senior management officials from the school because they noticed that the Governor was not making any efforts to meet their demands. 

"We thought not allowing him to enter the college was the best because the governor appointed him and definitely the governor should be able to answer him. What we are saying is that he must not come to the college until our money is paid," the union leader said.

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