EKSG To Fill Vacancies In Civil Service

Abasi Femi Oguntayo

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has directed the State Head Of Service, Deji Ajayi to collate all available vacancies in the Civil Service to give room for qualified Ekiti Citizens into the Public Service.

This directive came out today, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in Ado-Ekiti from the State Executive Council Meeting, following the submission of the reports of the committee constituted by the State Government to review the irregular appointments made into the Public Service between 2014 and 2018.

In a Statement signed by the Commissioner of information, Tourism and Values Orientation, Muyiwa Olomilua, the next recruitment exercise would be announced in due course and will be open to all qualified Ekiti Citizens, irrespective of party affiliation.

The Statement also stated that officers reinstated into the Local Government Service Commission between October 16th 2014, and October 15th 2018, were to be reabsorbed by the relevant Personnel Boards, and migrated to biometric payroll with immediate effect.

Also 272 officers employed by the Governor Fayose Administration, who were still on manual payroll, shall be considered for absorption into the Civil Service but on case-by-Case basis. Absorption would be conditional on availability of vacancies.

Olumilua also said that "the 169 officers recruited in 2014 but had their appointments terminated by the Governor Fayose Administration, shall be considered for reabsorption by the Ekiti State House of Assembly Service Commission, But on a Case-by-case basis. Reabsorption will be conditional on availability of vacancies in their previous offices of appointment.

"Officers dismissed between October 16th, 2014 and October 15th 2018 in the following Ministries should go to the Office of Establishment to ascertain their current status.

"In the Ministry Of Justice we have one officer, Ekiti State Internal Revenue, one officer,
Ministry Of Environment, one officer, Hospital Management Board, three officers, teaching Service Commission, two officers, SUBEB, one officer and the Ministry of Works & Transport one Officer".

He then announced that any appointment made after the Gubernatorial Election of July 2018, was an exercise found to have violated due process and were hereby cancelled and declared null and void.

All affected persons were advised to participate in the next recruitment exercise.


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