Former Osun State Governor, Oyetola Speaks Over  Employment Of 12,000 Workers Into State Civil Service

By Damilare Adeleye

The immediate past Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has refuted claims that his administration employed no fewer than 12,000 persons into the State Civil Service.

Recall that the incumbent state governor, Ademola Adeleke, on Monday, ordered the reversal of appointments made by the past administration into the civil service.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Olawale Rasheed, the governor said the reversal of the appointments is in line with the executive order signed on Monday.

It was learnt that over 3,000 new teachers were recruited into various public primary schools in the state between mid-July and November. Also, 1,500 teachers were said to have been recruited to secondary schools across the state.

Similarly, about 1,000 workers were also reportedly employed through the State Hospital Management Development Board between July and November.

Also, about 61 freelance staff that have worked with Osun State Broadcasting Corporation for many years were also reportedly absorbed into full-time service of the station.

When contacted for reaction on the development, a media aide to Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, dismissed the reports that his principal employed 12,000 into the civil service.

He challenged the state government to publish the list of the purported workers, stating that the entire workforce of the state is not even up to the said number.