The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has sacked 314 native authorities staff underneath the Local Government Commission over flimsy excuses.
SaharaReporters learnt that lots of the affected staff had been junior employees and others had been employed into the service to switch them.
One of the affected officers who spoke with SaharaReporters famous that though some had instituted authorized actions in opposition to the federal government, a lot of them had been nonetheless ready to enchantment to the federal government in the event that they may very well be reconsidered and readmitted into the service as a result of they did not commit any crime.
The letter dismissing the employees was signed by the Permanent Secretary Local Government Service Commission, Akin Funmilayo, a duplicate of which was made out there to SaharaReporters.
In the letter, titled, “Compulsory Retirement from Local Government Service on account of Irregularities in Service Records” the state authorities stated there have been irregularities and falsification of paperwork within the data of the employees.
The letter dated thirtieth June 2021 reads; “I want to check with the above topic and inform you to proceed on obligatory retirement from the native authorities service with speedy impact on account of irregularities and falsification of paperwork discover in your service data throughout the civil and public service of the state which is a severe breach of the supply of related extant service laws.
“You are enjoined you to hand over the local government properties in you custody to your Head of Department immediately. I wish you best of luck in your future endeavors.”
When asked if the affected workers truly used fake result to process employment in the local government, one of the victims said, “If I forged results to gain employment, will I go to court? Makinde is evil and we shall fight it when we get to court. We are 314 persons who were affected. How can such huge number forge result to get employment? We shall see to it in court.
“The court will first ask the state government to pay for defamation because my name has been destroyed. The court will find out if my Higher National Diploma of over 20 years was fake and my Post Graduate Diploma of 16 years was forged as well.
“It will also find out if my latest degree at the Department of English in the Faculty of Arts is fake. We shall see.”