ONI FROWNS AT ABUSE OF NYSC AUTOMATIC EMPLOYMENT IN EKITI

By Lere Olayinka
(L-R) Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni, Head of service, Mr. Olufemi Adewumi, Chairman of the state Civil Service Commission, Chief Kunle Ogunlade and Commissioner I of the commission, Chief Bodunde Daramola
(L-R) Ekiti State Governor, Engr. Segun Oni, Head of service, Mr. Olufemi Adewumi, Chairman of the state Civil Service Commission, Chief Kunle Ogunlade and Commissioner I of the commission, Chief Bodunde Daramola
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Governor Segun Oni of Ekiti State has expressed displeasure at the way the National Youth Service Corps [NYSC] members who are qualified for the state automatic employment are being picked under ethnic guise .

According to the Governor the automatic employment which was designed for corps members who excel during their service year had been hijacked by disgruntled elements within the NYSC Scheme who are now using government good gesture to benefit their cronies.

Speaking while receiving a report on the reform of the state civil service presented by the chairman of the state Civil Service Commission, Chief Kunle Ogunlade in his office at Ado Ekiti , the Governor urged the commission to take decisive steps in curtailing the ugly development as the government would not allow the gesture which was put in place to make the state a home for all Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic background to be bastardised.

``This automatic employment was designed to send goodwill to other Nigerians It is unfortunate that people now fill the place with their cronies. We don't want to close our eyes to this ugly trend. We will henceforth ensure that beneficiaries are picked on merit . ''

He enjoined the commission to also ensure physically challenged people offered automatic employment in the state are qualified people as his administration would not tolerate a situation where people are fraudulently recruited under the guise of being physically challenged .

The Governor commended the commission for promoting a virile civil service tasking it to henceforth ensure the evaluation of workers before they are permanently employed as government workers .

In his address ,the commission chairman applauded the commitment of the present administration in the state to transparency noting the achievements recorded so far by the commission were through the support of the Governor .

He said efforts are in top gear for the commencement of written examination as promotion interview for workers in the state to ensure promotion in the service are based on competence .

Tope Ariyo

Press Officer