Osun PDP Says 12,000 Workers Won’t Make Adeleke’s Payroll, Warns Financial Institutions Against Last Minute Funds Transfer
The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has revealed that 12,000 workers of various cadres in the state’s civil service won’t make the payroll of the governor-elect, Ademola Adeleke when sworn in next month.
Naija News learnt that the PDP described the mass employment of 12,000 workers made by the Gboyega Oyetola‘s government after the July 16 governorship polls as unlawful, adding that it was done in contravention of enabling laws of the institutions and regulatory protocol governing the critical rural development project.
According to the Osun PDP, Adeleke’s administration will nullify all recent “illegal and ill-intentioned appointments” by Oyetola’s administration immediately after Adeleke is sworn in on November 27.
This new development comes after a Federal High Court in Abuja, nullified the nomination of Governor Isiaka Oyetola as the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate in the July 16 governorship election.
The state Caretaker Chairman, Dr Akindele Adekunle, in a statement, noted that “all key appointments, such as the ones for Iree and Esa Oke Polytechnics as well as the recent “criminal appointment” of the new project coordinator for World Bank sponsored rural access and agricultural mobility agency project, would be promptly upturned.
“We also want to put on records that the outgoing administration has employed over 12, 000 workers of various cadres since the July 16 elections.
“We have been warning members of the public not to engage in such bankrupting agenda. We had also issued several statements declaring such employment exercise a nullity.
“Any employment conducted in the last several weeks will not stand and will not enter the state payroll. We are in the know that the majority of those employed against due process are members of the APC purposely designed to weaken the financial base of the state.
“Our administration will not hesitate to sack all those illegally employed by Mr Oyetola in his last days in the office.
“We also want to put on records that the outgoing administration has employed over 12,000 workers of various cadres since the July 16 elections,” Adekunle added.
The caretaker chairman also warned state accountants and financial institutions against consenting to last-minute fund movement.
Adekunle observed that recently lots of funds have been moved out of the state treasury within the state government.
He, therefore, called on necessary financial institutions to urgently look into the matter to avoid complicity and criminal partnership.
Adekunle also remarked that the state was about to lose out on the $150m World Bank-supported rural access and agricultural mobility agency due to the “illegal sacking” of the present project coordinator whose appointment was advertised, with proper selection and supervision of the World Bank officials led by the National Coordinator in the year 2020.