Oyo State Government was one of the first states to discover ghost workers in this present dispensation. However, with outcries from various quarters, the state government has recalled several of these ghost workers who were initially laid off.
Meanwhile, as other state governments are still busy discovering ghost workers and sacking them, the Oyo State government has approved the reinstatement of about 40 per cent of sacked local government workers disengaged by the Local Government Service Commission.
This latest development has been made known in a release signed by the commission’s Director of Information, Mr Bimbo Ladepo, a copy of which was made available to Saturday Tribune on Friday. About 1,300 council workers were sacked in August for offences ranging from age falsification, doctoring of age, ill-health and non-production of primary school certificates to stagnation in service.
However, a review committee, consisting mainly members of the commission and representatives of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), was constituted to look into the allegations of improper disengagement by some of the affected workers, and, among other recommendations, the committee submitted that officers who were qualified to receive retirement/withdrawal benefits be requested to begin the processing of such benefits.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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