The media and publicity office of Ekiti state Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said that last minute move by the outgoing administration of Governor Ayodele Fayose to recruit into the state civil service is a deliberate effort to put obstacles in the way of the in-coming administration.
The state government had through a statement on Friday by the Chairman of the State Civil Service Commission, Mr. Wale Komolafe, slated Tuesday, August 28, for the commencement of recruiting fresh hands into all cadres in the state public service.
Fayose had promised to recruit 2,000 fresh civil servants into the state civil service a few days to the July 14 governorship election won by Fayemi.
But in a statement by the Director of Media and Publicity in the Office of the Governor-Elect, Wole Olujobi, berated Fayose for embarking on a "last minute mass recruitment to deceive the unsuspecting victims and set a booby-trap for the incoming administration."
According to Olujobi’ statement, Fayose intends to recruit 600 teachers to the Teaching Service Commission, 400 staff to the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and 1000 to the Ministry of Establishment.
The statement adds, "It is a grand deception and sheer wickedness for a governor that has refused to pay workers and pensioners for between six and 10 months to now turn around to recruit about 2,000 workers in a selective manner to favour his supporters only."
"Once again, we call on Ekiti people as we did in our recent press release to be wary of Fayose’s last minute illegal deals, transactions and mass recruitment which do not follow due process. Any transaction so done shall be reviewed by the incoming administration."