Governor Fayemi Kayode of Ekiti State has relieved over 2,000 workers in the state of their duties.
Igbere TV gathered that the affected workers are those ‘hurriedly appointed’ by the immediate past governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose.
Igbere TV recalls that Fayose had announced their appointment after the July 2018 governoship election in the state.
The decision, according to a statement made available by Igbere TV by the Ekiti State government, followed deliberations by the State Exective Council (SEC) on the report of the committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, that reviewed irregular appointments made between 2014 and 2018.
The government said the recruitment exercise violated due process.
Igbere TV gathered that the affected 2,000 workers comprises 600 teachers recruited into the Teaching Service Commission (TSC), 400 personnel employed into the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and 1,000 injected into the system through the Office of Establishment and Training, among others.
Briefing journalists on the development in Ado on Thursday, the Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Values Orientation, Muyiwa Olumilua declared the appointments as null and void, adding that they were hurriedly done with ulterior motives and in bad faith.
The Commissioner disclosed that the governor had directed the Head of Service, Ayodeji Ajayi, to collate all available vacancies in the Civil Service, with a view to recruiting suitable and qualified Ekiti citizens into the Public Service, irrespective of religious and political affinities.
Olumilua, however, urged the affected workers to participate in the next recruitment excercise to be announced in due course.