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Your appointments illegal, EKSG tells sacked workers

Your appointments illegal, EKSG tells sacked workers

From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
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Ekiti State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua at the weekend revealed that  government’s intention to sack the 2,000 workers and others was as a result of the fact that their appointments is illegal and contravenes the law.

The Commissioner stated this while addressing newsmen following a peaceful protest embarked upon by the affected workers at the Teaching Service Commission located within the State Secretariat complex Ado-Ekiti.

The protesters were the 568 primary and secondary school teachers employed by Governor Ayodele Fayose among the 2,000 employed after the July 14,2018 elections.

They appealed to Governor Kayode Fayemi to rescind the decision and flaunted their letters of appointment to convince the people that they were legitimate workers.

Spokesman of the sacked workers, Mr. Olawole Ganiyu, said contrary to the pronouncement made by the government that they were employed illegally, their appointments were in line with the civil service rule.

He said:” During the Fayose-led government, we were at home when vacancies were advertised. We paid N1000 to buy forms. We wrote examinations and sat for interview. Scores of the examinations were pasted at TSC.

Another victim, Mr. Akande Adekunle , expressed sadness that they could be allowed to suffer since September 28, 2018 when they were offered employments without any pay.

“We went through due process. It was a process that was legitimate. When the present government came, we expected pronouncement from the government and TSC, but they said we should be working because our employments were legitimate.

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“One of us lost her pregnancy, because of the shocking news. People of goodwill should intervene in this matter. We should not be sacrificed on the altar of politics, we don’t carry party cards”.

The Chairmen of Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC), Com Joshua Kolapo and his counterpart in Trade Union Congress (TUC), Com Sola Adigun, begged the government to rescind the decision and reabsorb the workers.

However, a release signed by Fayemi’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said the governor did not sack anyone , saying ” you cannot sack people duly employed in the first place.

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