Fifty four workers of Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital IUTH , Okada, Edo State, have been served sacked letters by the institution , following the ravaging coronavirus pandemic and the dwindling Internal Generated Revenue of the institution .
According to one of the sacked workers (name withheld ) who spoke , he said out of 240 workers , almost 150 appointments were terminated .
“I am among those sacked . Anybody that is 60 years and above and anybody that has one or two queries in his / her file were also affected.
“ Out of about 240 workers , almost 150 got their appointments terminated due to coronavirus , low IGR and they said it ’ s another avenue to restructure the system.
They also said the wage bill is too high , ” he said .
But the Public Relations Officer , IUTH , Mr Uyi Osaretin , while confirming the sacking of the workers to said only 54 members of staff were affected. He added that the exercise was on- going.
“ It’ s not up to 150 that were sacked , that is speculation . It’ s around 54 as at yesterday but I know the second phase is coming which will affect the medical personnel, the doctors and the consultants . ”
“ We are going to get many of the people back but for now , we cannot continue to pay N 28m and yet cannot make up to N 5 m per month. ”
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