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Governor Seyi Makinde Sacks 314 Local Government Workers, Victims Head To Court

Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State, has fired 314 local government officials under the Local Government Commission on the basis of dubious justifications.

Many of the impacted personnel were junior staff, and others had been hired into the business to replace them, according to SaharaReporters.

According to one of the impacted officers who spoke with SaharaReporters, while some had taken legal action against the government, many were still waiting to ask the government whether they could be reassessed and readmitted to the military because they had committed no crime.

The letter dismissing the workers was signed by Akin Funmilayo, the Permanent Secretary of the Local Government Service Commission, and a copy was provided to SaharaReporters.

In the letter, titled, “Compulsory Retirement from Local Government Service on account of Irregularities in Service Records” the state government said there were irregularities and falsification of documents in the records of the workers.

The letter dated 30th June 2021 reads; “I wish to refer to the above subject and inform you to proceed on compulsory retirement from the local government service with immediate effect on account of irregularities and falsification of documents notice in your service records during the civil and public service of the state which is a serious breach of the provision of relevant extant service regulations.

“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.”

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