Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, has denied firing 12,000 workers and removing three monarchs from power in the state.
This clarification was provided by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, on the talk show program “Frank Talk” on Rave FM in Osogbo.
He explained that no worker was sacked, rather, the state government set up a panel to review their employment.
Rasheed said: “There was never sack of any worker or traditional ruler. We only set up a review panel. It is impossible to sack and put a review panel in place.
“The review panel is to look at the numbers of the people that were employed, due processes of the employment, and qualification among other things.
“Before our taking over, there were issues of backdating of employment, even till last year. So order 1-5 will be operationalized by order 6 which are the panels.
“Those that were employed from July 17 till our takeover are still at work presently, they have not been sacked. The staff audit will review the employment. Within 4 hours, Adeleke has dismantled the illegality of 4 months, all the bobby traps he has dismantled them.”