October 30, 2014 – Ekiti State Government today said it has no plan to to sack civil servants in the state contrary to what is being circulated.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti, Special Assistant, Public Communication and New Media to the Governor, Mr Lere Olayinka, said that though government is trimming down the number of ministries in the state, it does not intend to sack workers.
“Workers in the state have nothing to fear, the ongoing exercise of trimming the number of ministries is not an indication that workers are going to be sacked.
“The exercise is intended to make the workers more effective and efficient. Workers will be deployed in a way to get the best out of them.
“The only set of workers that have issues to clarify are those that were employed without due process after the APC lost the June 21 governorship election”, he said.
According to him, the proposal before the State Governor, Dr. Ayodele Fayose, is the reduction of the number of ministries and parastatals to reduce cost of running the government, so as to be able provide more basic amenities for the people.
“The planned reduction of ministries and parastatals is still at the level of proposal that is yet to be considered by the governor. It is also important to point out that there is no plan to turn the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) to an agency under the Governor’s Office as being peddled.
“SUBEB is a creation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and its funds come directly from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), a Federal Government agency”, he said in the statement.