The Oyo State Government has sacked 382 workers in the state’s Local Government Service Commission.
It said while 41 ghost workers were discovered, 341 were sacked based on irregularities in their documentation in the service.
The Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Taiwo Adisa, disclosed this in a statement Wednesday.
He said the implementation committee of the state’s Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Re-engineering/Validation Exercise recommended the removal of 41 staff classified as “no show” (ghost workers) by the consultant.
Adisa said the consultants had indicted 602 officers and recommended them for removal from the payrolls.
But the implementation committee affirmed 41 ghost workers; cleared 40 others of any infraction; uncovered 10 deaths, 170 systematic retirements and affirmed the option of voluntary retirement by 341 others with irregular records of service.
Speaking through their Counsel, Mukhtar Aderogba, the affected workers said they would slug it out with the state if it refused to reverse the sack.
Aderogba said, “I have notified the Local Government Service Commission that we are going to court if their so-called illegal compulsory retirement is not reversed. I don’t want to say much about it but we shall meet in court.”
One of the affected workers, who did not want his name in print, told Daily Trust that he wouldn’t have gone to court if he has no genuine case.
“I am going to court because I have a genuine case. I didn’t use a fake result and I didn’t commit any crime. If the government is adamant, we have notified them of our intention to go to court,” he said.