Ekiti Debunks Plan To Sack Workers

Ekiti State Government has debunked plans to sack civil servants in the state, describing it as a rumour originated from the camp of the opposition.

Lere Olayinka, Special Assistant on Public Communication and New Media, to the Ekiti State governor stated this in a statement issued on Thursday.

He said that the current exercise of trimming down the number of ministries in the state did not indicate that the state government was going to sack some workers.

Olayinka urged workers in the state to entertain no fear, as the ongoing exercise of trimming the number of ministries is only meant to reduce the cost of running the government, to be able to provide more basic amenities for the people and not an indication that workers are going to be sacked.

“The exercise is intended to make the workers more effective and efficient. Workers will be deployed in a way to get the best out of them. The only set of workers that have issues to clarify are those that were employed without due process after the APC lost the June 21 governorship election,” the statement read in part.

It added that the planned reduction of ministries and parastatals before Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, is still at the level of proposal and yet to be considered by the governor.

The state government also explained that the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB is a creation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and its funds come directly from the Universal Basic Education Commission, a Federal Government agency.

Olayinka therefore debunked rumours that the state government would turn SUBEB to an agency under the Governor’s Office.

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