2,000 Sacked Workers Stage Protest In Ado-Ekiti

2,000 Sacked Workers Stage Protest In Ado-Ekiti

 

The 2,000 workers recruited by former Gov. Ayo Fayose into the public service in Ekiti on Friday staged a peaceful protest in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, over the recent cancellation of their recruitment.

Gov. Kayode Fayemi on Thursday cancelled their appointments over alleged irregularities.

The workers, alongside some of their dependants, stormed major streets of Ado Ekiti, claiming they were innocent of the alleged irregularities in their recruitment exercise seven month ago.

They appealed to the governor to reconsider their case.

They also stormed the state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) located within the State Secretariat complex, flaunting their original letters of appointment.

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

During the Fayose-led government, we were at home when vacancies were advertised

” Out of nothing. we paid N1,000 to buy forms. We wrote examinations and later sat for interview. Scores of the examination results were also pasted at the various ministries

“Later, those shortlisted as qualified, again sat for separate interview and letters of appointment and posting issued out to successful applicants.

” What was in our letters is that we are to work for three months before getting salaries , but we have not been paid a dime since eight months ago.

“Government should please be compassionate with us. We were born and brought up here in Ekiti as indigenes, most of are long time graduates in search of gainful employment

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