Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has said that no genuine member of staff of the state public service was sacked by his government.
The governor in a statement on Friday by his spokesman, Olayinka Oyebode, said he was only correcting the error of his predecessor, Ayo Fayose.
He said: “Fayemi never sacked anyone. You cannot sack people who are not duly employed in the first place.
“The so called ‘recruitments’ carried out were obviously mischievous because it neither followed due process nor was it ever completed.
“For instance, the affected persons were not duly captured in the Civil Service Structure.
“Apart from a letter of employment purportedly given them, they do not exist in the state civil dervice nominal pay roll.”
Some of the sacked workers staged a protest on Friday at the Teaching Service Commission located within the State Secretariat complex to appeal to Fayemi to revert his decision.
However, the spokesman said a new recruitment exercise would be announced soon and that the sacked workers could apply.
“A proper recruitment process will begin as soon as the Head of Service ascertains the available vacancies in the Public Service, in line with the directive of the governor
“All Ekiti indigenes, including those 2,000 persons whose illegal appointments were cancelled are qualified to apply,” he said.