DSS denies involvement in mass sack of teachers


The Department of Security Services(DSS), on Tuesday, distanced itself from  the ownership of the  Primary and Secondary Schools,  Community Staff Schools, Asokoro,  Abuja, where  100 members of Teaching Staff, were allegedly sacked on Monday by its Management.

Reacting to some online publications on the purported sack in Abuja, on Tuesday , the Spokesperson of the  Service, Dr Peter Afunanya, dismissed erroneous claims and insisting that “the school is autonomous and not run by the Service as being alleged.”

According to him, “the school, has an independent Board that takes decisions for it. It has no link with the Service.

“Though I may not be speaking for the school,  I however learnt that no single staff member was dismissed. I was also told that the school will be cutting short its earlier two-week break to resume on Wednesday, 4th November, 2020, that’s all what I say for now.”

When our reporter visited the School on Tuesday for further investigations, it was discovered that the the school was on a two-week break.

A staff member who identified herself as a senior administrative officer, told our reporter that she was not aware of the sack and that the School would resume from its short break on Wednesday

Some online reports had claimed that the staff memberd of the school were laid off for allegedly joining/identifying with the Nigeran Union of Teachers,  NUT.

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