BREAKING: Ekiti Assembly sacks 21 workers as Labour protests
NaijaNews Nigeria January 13, 2021
NaijaNews Nigeria reports that Ekiti State House of Assembly Service Commission yesterday sacked 21 workers for offences, including irregular appointment, absenteeism other allegations that contravened its condition of service.
This online news medium understand that the Chairman, Taiwo Olatunbosun, said in a statement in Ado-Ekiti that the decision was taken in compliance with the report of staff audit undertaken as part of the efforts to reorganise the commission for effective service delivery.
He added that the audit, which started last year on assumption of office of the current commission members, engaged the services of auditors over complaints, agitations and petitions from members of staff on allegations of absenteeism, arbitrary promotion and placement of officers above colleagues without regards to scheme of service.
The dismissed workers protested against the House of Assembly over their “unjust dismissal” from the service of the House.
The protest, led by labour leaders, was held on the premises of the assembly complex, where they chanted derisive songs to castigate the commission over the action.
Addressing the dismissed workers, the Secretary of the Ekiti State Joint Negotiating Council, Gbenga Olowoyo, said it was wrong for the commission to have speedily sent the names of the affected workers to the accountant general to stop their salaries, while negotiation lasted.