Dr. Gbenga Faseluka, The Ekiti state Head of Service, (HOS) has been mandated by Governor Ayodele Fayose to give 45,000 civil servants who recently sat for qualifying interview and passed promotional letter of promotion in one week.
Fayose gave the HOD 7 days ultimatum to ensure the distribution of the letter on Saturday to Faseluka in Ado Ekiti in a news conference in Ado Ekiti.
He added that 2000 new hands would be employed into the state public service in fulfillment of the promise the governor made to the people of Ekiti.
He stated that he would personally supervise the recruitment process to ensure that the process id devoid of fraud.
Fayose said that those to be employed would cut across all the 16 local government areas of the state without applying political or religious attachment.
“In my administration; the people of Ekiti know my style, you do not need to know the governor, a big man or any member of his cabinet before you get what is due to you
“Once you are tested and deemed to be qualified, you will be taken without the so-called connection that is the norm in most places,’’ he said.
He also alleged that the more than 200,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) yet to be collected by their legitimate owners were being attempted to be bought by some political party to rig the July 14 election.
The governor appealed to those who registered but had not collected their PVCs to go for them to prevent any form of rigging.
However, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Taiwo Gbadegesin, of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, denied the allegation.
He said that it was not possible to swap the smart cards for anyone whose name was not registered with it.