The immediate past Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, has denied claims that he employed 12,000 into the State Civil Service.
In a statement by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, the governor said the reversal of the appointments is in line with the executive order signed on Monday.
It was gathered that about 3,000 new teachers were recruited into various public primary schools in the state between mid-July and November. Also, 1,500 teachers were said to have been recruited to secondary schools across the state.
Over 1,000 workers were also reportedly employed through the State Hospital Management Development Board between July and November.
Also, about 61 freelance staff that have worked with Osun State Broadcasting Corporation for many years were also reportedly absorbed into full-time service of the station.
However, the reversal of the appointments may affect thousands of the workers recruited into the civil service by Oyetola.
Reacting to the development in a chat with The Punch, media aide to Oyetola, Ismail Omipidan, dismissed as false the reports that his principal employed 12,000 into the civil service.
He challenged the government to publish the list of the purported workers, stating that the entire workforce of the state is not even up to the said number.
He said: “The claim by the Osun Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke, that the immediate past governor employed 12, 000 workers is not only false but unfounded.
“I, therefore, challenge the state government to publish the list of the purported 12, 000 workers. What is the entire workforce of the state?
“Once a lie is told, you need 1, 001 lies to cover it up. In no distant future, the people of Osun will know who the real liars are.”