Again, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital security guards appeal to Makinde
For the umpteenth time the men of the security unit at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, have appealed to the Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, to order their absorption into the service of the hospital.
Some of the security guards according to investigations have been working for about ten years in the hospital but on a contract basis under Vine Guard Security Company.
They have discharged their duties with satisfaction but they face job insecurity and work under unfavourable conditions.
“Some of us have worked for over a decade at the hospital but we in the employ of Vine Guard Security Company. We give our best but we are insecure though we secure the hospital,” one of the guards who however preferred anonymity stated.
The guards lamented that they have been on the same salaries for years with no hope of promotion or better conditions of services. “We don’t enjoy salary increase, our salaries are often delayed. We hear of the good work Governor Makinde is doing in paying salaries of workers on the 25th of every month, it is painful we do not enjoy such dividend of democracy. We are under a mango tree but we can’t eat mango. It is so sad,” added another guard.
He continued, “We work round the clock, no night off, no annual leave, no 13th month salary, no salary grade level, we enjoy no rights. Some of us have worked for 12 years. We have made several representations to the management of the hospital but to no avail. That is why we are appealing to our listening governor to consider our plight and facilitate our absorption.”