Ekiti Govt sacks 2000 staff employed by Fayose

Kayode Fayemi
Kayode Fayemi

…To announce vacancies soon for Ekiti citizens

Ekiti State Government has sacked all the over 2000 workers appointed by former Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, after the gubernatorial election of July 2018.

The state government said the appointment was an exercise found to have violated due process, saying they are hereby cancelled and declared null and void.

At a press conference held yesterday by the Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Values Orientation, Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua, after the executive council meeting in the state, said all affected persons are advised to participate in the next recruitment exercise to be announced in due course.

According to the Commissioner, he noted that following the submission of the Report of the Committee constituted by the state government to review the irregular appointments made into the public service between 2014- 2018, the state executive council’s took the decision in the best interest of the state.


“His Excellency, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi has directed the Head of Service, Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi, to collate all available vacancies in the civil service, with the overhead implications, to enable the state government prepare to recruit suitable and qualified Ekiti Citizens into the public service, irrespective of the party affiliations”.

“The officers reinstated into the Local Government Service Commission between October 16th 2014 and October 15th 2018, are to be reabsorbed by the relevant personnel boards, and migrated to biometric payroll with immediate effect”.

“All 272 officers employed by Governor Fayose’s administration, who are still on manual payroll, shall be considered for absorption into the civil service but on case-by-case basis. Absorption will be conditional on availability of vacancies”

Olumilua further stated that the 169 officers recruited in 2014 but had their appointments terminated by the Governor Ayo Fayose’s administration, shall be considered for re-absorption by the Ekiti State House of Assembly Service Commission, but on a case-by-case basis. Re-absorption will be conditional on availability of vacancies in their previous offices of appointment.

The Commissioner further noted that officers dismissed between October 16th 2014 and October 15th 2018, should go to their ministries and Office of Establishment to ascertain their current status.

The affected are from Ministry of Justice – 1 Officer, Ekiti State Internal Revenue – 1 Officer, Ministry of Environment – 1 Officer, Hospital Management Board – 3 Officers, Teaching Service Commission – 2 Officer, SUBEB – 1 Officer and the Ministry of Works and Transport – 1 Officer.

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