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No plan to retrench workers —Gov

Ondo State Government has declared that it has no plan to retrench any workers in the state.
The State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu declared this at the induction of 1200 newly recruited Primary School Teachers into the State Universal Basis Education.
The induction took-off simultaneously at five different centers of Akure, Ondo, Owo, Ikare Akoko and Okitipupa.
According to a statement by the Deputy Director Media, Deputy Governor’s office, Mr Sina Adeyeye Akeredolu disclosed that the last time recruitment of this magnitude was done in the State was 2006. He added that his administration is committed to the development of human capital development and education as a means of developing the state economy.
Represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa at the Akure center held at St. James Mega Primary School, Akeredolu dispelled rumors that the State was planning to retrench workers, saying that,” within the last 100 days of his second term, the Government has recruited 629 health workers, 1200 primary school teachers and 500 Amotekun Corps, despite the shortfalls in the resources of the State.
“In recognition of our avowed commitment to the laudable goal of our Policy Trust encapsulated as ‘REDEEMED’.. Education Advancement and Human Capital Development, our Administration appointed Senior Public Servants to the positions of Permanent Secretaries and Tutor-General three times within four years. This is unprecedented in the history of Ondo State, despite our lean resources,” the Governor said.
He stated that, in the last four years, the Government completed the construction of new buildings in 163 Schools, renovated 257 Schools, construction of containerized toilets in 77 schools, construction of perimeter fence in 72 schools, while over 167 developmental projects are at various stages of completion in the State.
The Deputy Governor, who was once a teacher, urged the newly inducted teachers to leverage on their new position to learn, un-learn and re-learn so as to acquire more skills and knowledge and contribute their own quota to the development of the state.
The State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers, comrade Victor Amoko, the State Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, comrade Sunday Oluwole and State Chairman of Parents Teachers Association, Alhaji Abimbola Omoloja all appreciated Governor Akeredolu as they enjoined the newly inducted teachers to discharge their duties with vigor.
Speaking on behalf of the new teachers, Miss Adeola Oluwaseun thanked the Governor for what she called “uncommon appointments”, as they pledged absolute loyalty to the government to do our job diligently as teachers.”

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