- The alleged secret employment of some Ekiti youths into the civil service by Governor Ayodele Fayose has been described by All Progressives Congress (APC) as a shady move
- A chieftain of the APC in the state, Olusegun Osinkolu, has said that Fayose's decision to employ persons at this time of his government was aimed at creating crisis for Kayode Fayemi
- In reaction to Osinkolu's statement, Fayose said that since he is still the governor of the state, he has the constitutional right to make employments
Olusegun Osinkolu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti, has advised Governor Ayodele Fayose to refrain from alleged ‘secret employment’ into the state civil service to supposedly stop the incoming government from plunging into crisis upon its inauguration..
Osinkolu stated that the governor-elect, Fayemi, will create employments for Ekiti youths just as in his past regime. He said that any appointment not in alliance with civil service rule would be discarded by the coming government, Vanguard reports.
Osinkolu in a statement said that it would be betrayal of trust for Fayose to start employing persons at the time of his administration. He wondered why Fayose had waited this long before considering appointing the unemployed youths. Osinkolu termed the move as an alleged ulterior intention to derail the incoming government.
He said: “Employing our youths into the state civil service is a heartwarming news , but coming at a time Governor Fayose was rounding off is suspicious and laced with sinister motive, which APC as a party won’t tolerate.
“As of now, available statistics revealed that Governor Fayose is owing nine months pension arrears, local government staff are owed nine months salaries while the teachers and civil service are owed six months.
"The State University and College of Education are owed six months subventions. If the State government which paid a sum of N2.6 billion monthly wage bill could not meet its obligations to the State workforce, then what is the rationale behind this action?
“The pertinent questions to ask are, has the state government established more industries to absorb the new intakes? Two, has the Federal Government increased the State allocation to be able to pay?"
Osinkolu warned the beneficiaries to be careful in order not to be ensnared by such shady and fraudulent appointments.
However, in reaction to this, Fayose maintained that since he remains the governor of the state till October 16, 2018, whatever action he takes till then is constitutional. Lere Olayinka, the special assistant on media to the Fayose, said that the process for the employment of the job seekers commenced long before the election.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Fayemi had set up a governorship transition committee that would liaise with the outgoing government for a smooth handover on Tuesday, October 16.
The committee, which comprises 32 members, would be chaired by Senator Olubunmi Adetunmbi, a former member of the National Assembly, while Abiodun Omoleye, a former chairman of the Ijero Local government council, would serve as deputy leader.
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