The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly (AKHA) is intervening in the termination of the appointment of five Staff of the State’s Polytechnic, Ikot-Osurua in Ikot-Ekpene Local Government Area.
This follows a petition put before the State’s Legislators. The Member representing Nsit Atai State Constituency and the Chairman, House Committee on Justice, Judiciary, Human Rights and Public Petitions, Hon. Aniefiok Attah, informed the House at plenary of a petition by the five sacked workers of the Polytechnic, under a matter of Urgent Public Importance, and pleaded for the intervention of the House on the matter.
Hon. Attah, while making the presentation under a matter of urgent Public Importance during Thursday’s Plenary in Uyo, named the affected workers who sent in the petitioned as Effiong Simeon Dan, Akanama Bassey Edem, Effiong Okon Enidiok, Godwin Edet Okokon and George Umoren Udoudo.
He said the petition, made available to his Committee on Justice, Judiciary, Human Rights and Public Petitions, was seeking the intervention of the leadership and membership of the Assembly over their wrongful dismissal by the authority of the Polytechnic.
The Speaker of the House, Rt Hon. (Elder) Udeme Otong, who presided over the day’s plenary referred the matter to the House Committee on Education, headed by the Member for Oron/Udung Uko representative, Hon. Kenim Onofiok for further legislative action with a mandate to report back to the House in two weeks.