Tension in Ekiti over alleged planned sacking of additional 10,000 employees

Barely four days to the sacking of two hundred staff of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, there's palpable tension in Ekiti State over another alleged plot by the state government to sack additional 10,000 of its core personnel.

The mass disengagement, in line with a source in workplace of the pinnacle of Service, who spoke with the nation on condition of namelessness, can cut across all the government’s tertiary establishments, Ministries, Departments and Agencies within the state.

This was returning barely a month once over 900 workers of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti were sacked and 4 days once two hundred staff of the institution’s Teaching Hospital were additionally ordered off for alleged certificate forgery, irregular appointments and different sundry allegations.

It was learnt that the affected staff were those in Ekiti State college of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State local government Service Commission (NULGE), Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State, Ekiti State Water Corporation, Ekiti school of Health technology, Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) elementary school Teacher, Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) lycee teachers ,Hospital Management Board, among others.

The source aforesaid the government’s alleged moves was supported the reports of the various visitation panels to the institutions, that was accepted by the govt and later free as white book.

“There isn't any doubt that government was progressing to sack over ten thousand staff. Even the method has reached the hatching stage. So, within the next few days the affected staff would be ordered off,” she said.

Meanwhile, the organized labour in Ekiti
has petitioned Governor Kayode Fayemi to precise its vexation and outright disapproval over what it known as “arbitrary sack of its members”.

The labour unions added aforesaid that almost all perturbing was the rumour milling rounds that the air current of sack, that had hit the Ekiti State University(EKSU) and Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), can blow across all government’s tertiary establishments, Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

The Chairman, trade union Congress, Ekiti chapter, Com. Sola Adigun, aforesaid the labour deemed the letter extremely expedient , attributable to insinuation that Governor Fayemi wasn't alert to the mass sack in EKSU and EKSUTH.

The letter dated Jan 3, 2020 and addressed  to Governor Fayemi, was conjointly signed by the Secretary, Federal Republic of Nigeria Labour Congress, Com Taiwo Akinyemi, his counterpart within the trade union Congress, Com. Lawrence Kuloogun and Joint Negotiating Council’s Scribe, Com.Gbenga Olowoyo.

The letter read partly: “It is informative to waken the notice of your honored workplace that the recent sacking situation happenings around numerous sectors isn't solely worrisome however also drawn up serious attention because of the image that the developments is attracting to our dear state further as the government of the day.

“For instance, info at the disposal of Organized Labour leadership further as within the public domain indicated that people who were despoiled, disengaged or mandatorily retired failed to follow group action.

“Also, it's terribly demoralising to tell your Excellency that some staff that have four, 3 and 2 years were caught up within the net of this ugly development that isn't in the best interest of entire personnel and generality of Ekitis.

“It is on the far side our comprehension that one mr. Femi Adeleye Daniel a workers within the Porter division of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) was allegedly given obligatory retirement, vide a letter with reference EKSUTH/A/982 dated 24th December 2019, because of his involvement within the mobilization of staff for workers’ congress meeting command at the Teaching Hospital premises”.

It added  that flowing from the on top of, the organized Labour is seriously involved with info milling rounds that the current sacking, obligatory and untimely retirement of staff, may be a whirlwind that may shortly blow across the complete personnel within the state.

“We don’t wish to believe the rumors vendition around that the state government want to own mass disengagement of staff that have 2 or 3 additional years within the Public Service of Ekiti State.

There is no gainsaying the actual fact that some staff who were unjustly dismissed/ retired by the past administration however were reinstated by your administration that more buttress your smart dispositions not solely to workers but additionally to humanity; rather, it'll be irony of life that similar things are currently happening below your administration”.

The labour aforesaid it had been unhappy and worrisome, that the action would be undertaken at the Ekiti school of Health technology, Ijero Ekiti, Ekiti State college of Education, Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State local government Service Commission (NULGE), Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State, Ekiti State Water Corporation , Ekiti State Electricity Board, Ekiti State Housing Corporation, Core Civil Service; Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), among others.

“Arising from the on top of, these developments have started inflicting disquietedness and uneasy calm among the personnel in Ekiti which needs mr. Governor’s fast and fatherly intervention. it's expedient ANd imperative to inform His Excellency of his commitment that he won't permit something untowards to have an effect on the personnel in Ekiti State and you secure throughout your inaugural speech “that you're back as an healing balm on a painful wound”.

The labour declared further: “it is on the strength of the on top of commitment that the leadership of the organized labour is herewith business your attention to the above info in respect of Ekiti State University, (EKSU) and Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, stir Ekiti (EKSUTH) for your fast intervention to place a stop to those ugly trends therefore as to not offer your administration and Ekiti State a nasty name within the harmony of States in Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“It is out of the question that management of any Governmental institution(s) may ponder to grant sack letters as Christmas and yr gift to breadwinners. this is often killing”, the labour ended.

When contacted, the Commissioner of information, Chief Muyiwa Olumilua aforesaid he may neither ensure nor deny the alleged plot to sack additional staff.

“Well, I even have no info to it impact. though I additionally detected regarding the rumors however I can’t ensure nor deny it. I don’t grasp actuality position. If I even have any info i will be able to allow you to know,” he said.

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