Fayemi nullifies employment of 2000 workers appointed by Fayose, reabsorbs others

Ekiti State Government has voided, the appointment of over 2000 workers employed into the state workforce by former Governor Ayodele Fayose after the July 2018 Ekiti Governorship Election.

Commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua, who said the state government decision to sack the workers followed submission of the Report of the Committee set up by the state government to review the irregular appointments made into the Public Service between 2014 and 2018.

Olumilua, who reeled out reprieve for some workers, said officers dismissed during Fayose’s tenure in ministries of Justice; Environment; and Works; State Internal Revenue; Hospital Management Board; Teaching Service Commission; and SUBEB should go to the Office of Establishment to ascertain their current status.

The officers reinstated into the Local Government Service Commission between October 16th 2014, and October 15th 2018, are to be reabsorbed by the relevant personnel boards and migrated to biometric payroll with immediate effect.

The state Chairman, Trade Union Congress, Sola Adigun, who said the labour union would meet the Head of Service for clarification on this issue, added that they will hold Fayemi by his words when he had said there would be no vendetta or victimization.

But Fayose, who said Fayemi administration’s decision to sack the workers was wickedness and political vendetta promoted to the peak, urged victims of the action “to place their hope in God and enforce their rights to seek redress in the court of law.”

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