Bowen University has sacked over 100 workers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the country’s economy.
According to reports, Bowen university located at Iwo in Osun State, sacked over 100 workers on Tuesday, June 23. It was gathered that the sacked staffers received their letters of retrenchment through an email on Tuesday.
A source told The Nation that the school claimed that the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic was the reason for the retrenchment.
One of the affected workers, who pleaded anonymity, told the news outlet that the university sent sack letters to over 100 members of staff on Tuesday night “and this is generating tension on the campus now.”
He said: “Over 100 of us are affected and we may resort to violence because the reason for the sack was not genuine. The Vice Chancellor, Prof Joshua Ogunwole, recently bought a vehicle worth over N42 million despite the economic situation. So you can see that it is caused by wickedness and insensitivity.”
University spokesman Toba Adaramola who confirmed the news said: “Technology can take care of the duties of most workers that were sacked. So it is a way of sustaining the university so that it can maintain its status. There is no protest in the school,”