The Osun Governor-Elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke Transition Committee has condemned the last-minute mass recruitment embarked upon by the Oyetola administration, describing it as “a deliberate ploy to expand payroll and financially cripple incoming administration.
Reacting to plans for workers’ recruitment and contract awards, the committee expressed shock and dismay at the undisguised push of the outgoing Governor to further complicate the poor state of Osun economy.
In a statement by the Chairman, Media Sub-Committee, Ademola Adeleke Transition Committee, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the Committee noted that the Oyetola administration had in the last two months, illegally employed thousands of personnel without consideration for the state’s capacity to pay and without any workforce planning.
“As a newly elected Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke has a well-studied plan to fill the manpower gap within the educational sector and other areas of need within the state without further complicating the already troubled workforce and over-bloated remuneration space.
“A tested scheme is already in place to bridge the workforce gap within the educational sector and a proper financial analysis has been concluded to address the knotty question of workers’ pay and entitlements.
“The plan to illegally recruit thousands of teachers and O-Yes personnel is therefore another evil agenda designed to disrupt the incoming Governor’s agenda to normalize Osun finances and restore the dignity of labour through regular payment of salaries, gratuities and pensions. This move is neither altruistic nor a patriotic rendering of service.
“The goal is to deepen financing gridlock, plunge Osun workers into another era of pain and hardship and perpetually place the workforce in poverty and the state in under-development. As an incoming Governor with a popular mandate, Senator Ademola Adeleke will not allow the inhuman agenda of Governor Oyetola to prevail on Osun people.
The Committee advised the people of Osun State to beware of involvement in politically motivated employment process that won’t stand the test of time.
They urged job seekers and all other stakeholders to distance themselves from the desperate ploy as any illegal recruitment won’t be recognised by the incoming government.