Governor Fayemi of Ekiti state has sacked about 2,000 workers recruited by the past Governor, Ayodele Fayose.
The workers were employed just a few weeks to the end of the term of Ayodele Fayose with the incoming administration raising an alarm about the hurried state of the recruitment.
According to Muyiwa Olumilua, the Commissioner for Information, “Governor Fayemi has directed the Head of Service to collate all available vacancies in the Civil Service, with the overhead implications, to enable the State Government prepare to recruit suitable and qualified Ekiti Citizens into the Public Service, irrespective of the party affiliations”
“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.
“All 272 officers employed by the Governor Fayose Administration, who are still on manual payroll, shall be considered for absorption into the Civil Service but on case-by-case basis. Absorption will be conditional on availability of vacancies.
“The 169 officers recruited in 2014 but had their appointments terminated by the Governor Fayose Administration, shall be considered for reabsorption by the Ekiti State House of Assembly Service Commission, but on a case-by-case basis. Reabsorption will be conditional on availability of vacancies in their previous offices of appointment.
“Officers dismissed between October 16th, 2014 and October 15th 2018 in the following Ministries should go to the Office of Establishment to ascertain their current status.
“All appointments made after the Gubernatorial Election of July 2018, an exercise found to have violated due process, are hereby cancelled and declared null and void.
“All affected persons are advised to participate in the next recruitment exercise to be announced in due course.”
The immediate past Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose reacting with a statement through his spokesman, Mr. Lere Olayinka, has described the sack as the “height of wickedness and political vendetta promoted to the peak.”
He said “Fayemi has only demonstrated the wickedness in his heart by sacking Ekiti sons and daughters who were duly employed by the state government,”
“It will be on record that the PDP government of Ayodele Fayose gave jobs to over 2,000 unemployed youths in Ekiti while the APC government of Kayode Fayemi sacked them.”