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Workers sacked’ by Oyo government head to court, petition civil service commission

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Some employees sacked by the Oyo State authorities are heading to a Court docket to hunt redress.

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DAILY POST had reported that the Oyo State authorities on Wednesday introduced the sack of 341 employees following alleged irregularities of their paperwork.

The federal government stated it found forty-one ghost employees in its service.

Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde in an announcement on Wednesday, insi8sted that the implementation committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Re-engineering/Validation Train really useful the removing of 41 employees categorised as ‘ghost employees’.

Nevertheless, a number of the affected employees stated they might contest the choice of the federal government in courtroom.

Counsel to the affected employees, Mukhtar Aderogba, instructed DAILY POST that he has notified the Native Authorities Service Fee on the resolve of the affected people to hunt redress within the Court docket.

Aderogba who spoke with DAILY POST on Thursday alleged that the federal government didn’t enable the employees to elucidate themselves earlier than they had been sacked.

“What occurred was that the federal government launched into a screening train for civil servants on the native authorities. On the finish of the screening, they stated that some employees had been indicted and there have been irregularities of their paperwork.

“Upon that as an alternative of affording the employees to elucidate themselves and defend the allegations in opposition to them, what we heard was that the federal government mounted stress on the affected employees to tender their letters of voluntary retirement.

“So, when the stress was a lot, a few of them rendered their letters of voluntary retirement. However, there have been some who stated that they weren’t concerned in any irregularities. They stated that they aren’t going to tender any letter.

“The federal government now served the affected employees letters of obligatory retirement. So, it’s certainly one of such individuals that I’m at present representing. Though, another employees have approached me to additionally symbolize them.

“So, the place we at the moment are is that we’ve got served the native authorities service fee a letter given them discover of our intention to a Court docket of legislation. So, that’s the stage we at the moment are.

“However, if the federal government observe a correct line, by reversing the obligatory retirement, we won’t must proceed to Court docket, however as soon as our calls for aren’t correctly addressed, we may have no possibility than to method a Court docket of legislation.”

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