The Oyo State Government says the failure of about 12, 000 workers in the State Civil Service to participate in its recent workers’ audit and verification is delaying the outcome of the exercise.
The State Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, made this known on Saturday, August 13, 2022.
In a statement in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital; Olatunbosun said the government had, however, mandated the yet-to-be registered workers to do so in earnest.
He stressed the commitment of Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration to establish a comprehensive database; as well as proper identity management system to aid effective payment and verification of its workforce.
He added that despite critics castigating the registration and verification of the state workforce; the Oyo State Government has expressed continued commitment to the entire civil service.
The commissioner stated that the exercise, after completion, will block every loophole in the state civil service; while guarding against the menace of ghost workers.
“It will make government fish out ghost workers and ascertain the number of workers and retirees on the government payroll.”
Meanwhile, the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has pledged a more fervent political campaign from his side ahead of the elections in 2018, saying his tactics will suffocate his rivals.
In reaction to various media reports, Governor Wike made this statement on Friday, August 12, 2022. He spoke during the commissioning of the Rivers House of Assembly residential quarters.
The newspapers in question claimed that the governor had sued the party; its presidential candidate, and the governor of Sokoto State over the results of the presidential primary; adding that it had taken the PDP’s symbols, including its flag, out of the Rivers State government building.
The publications, he alleged, were the product of his opponents who are Atiku Abubakar supporters, the presidential candidate of his party.
Governor Wike denied both claims, warning the alleged Atiku supporters to let him focus on government.
However, he pledged to “choke them” and said he would start real-time politics after finishing the series of project inauguration and flag-off.