Governor Fayemi Kayode of Ekiti State has relieved over 2,000 workers in the state of their duties.
TV gathered that the affected workers are those ‘hurriedly appointed’
by the immediate past governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose.
Igbere TV recalls that Fayose had announced their appointment after the July 2018 governoship election in the state.
decision, according to a statement made available by Igbere TV by the
Ekiti State government, followed deliberations by the State Exective
Council (SEC) on the report of the committee headed by the Deputy
Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, that reviewed irregular appointments
made between 2014 and 2018.
The government said the recruitment exercise violated due process.
TV gathered that the affected 2,000 workers comprises 600 teachers
recruited into the Teaching Service Commission (TSC), 400 personnel
employed into the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and
1,000 injected into the system through the Office of Establishment and
Training, among others.
Briefing journalists on the development
in Ado on Thursday, the Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Values
Orientation, Muyiwa Olumilua declared the appointments as null and
void, adding that they were hurriedly done with ulterior motives and in
The Commissioner disclosed that the governor had
directed the Head of Service, Ayodeji Ajayi, to collate all available
vacancies in the Civil Service, with a view to recruiting suitable and
qualified Ekiti citizens into the Public Service, irrespective of
religious and political affinities.
Olumilua, however, urged the affected workers to participate in the next recruitment excercise to be announced in due course.