Two workers of the College of Education, Akwanga in the Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have reportedly died following the termination of their appointment by the authorities.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners in the college, Mr. Patrick Oyunu , revealed this on Saturday while presenting his memo before a fact-finding Committee set up by Governor Umaru Al-Makura to investigate the activities of the college from 2014 to 2017.
Oyunu gave the names of the deceased as Joe Musa and john Chuga.
He stated that their dismissal was illegal and unjust, noting that the families of the deceased were facing hard times as their children, according to him, had dropped out of school.
A former examination officer at the college, Mr. Paul Madala , who was also dismissed, demanded to be reinstated, insisting that his sacking did not follow due process.
Madala was sacked by the institution in 2016 for allegedly clearing candidates who had carry-over courses for award of certificates.
The NUP chairman, in his presentation, also accused the management of the institution of selective payment of pensioners which he said was wrong.
He admonished the committee to investigate the allegations.
He noted that the monthly subvention to the college by the state government was grossly inadequate and called for an upward review to at least N20m.
Following the NUP presentation, the committee demanded the immediate retrieval of files belonging to 24 retirees of the college from the state ministry of education.
The committee said that the files would be assessed to enable it to make appropriate recommendations concerning the matter.
Earlier in his presentation , the chairman of the Kaigbe branch of Mada Development Association, Mr. Haruna Sani, accused the institution’s management of encroaching on some portions of land belonging to the Mada people.
He alleged that the institution had denied the Mada indigenes employment opportunities into the college as required by law.
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