Fayemi Declares Coup on Eksu Staff, Group alleges
Movement for the Advocacy of Emancipation of Ekiti Youths (MAEEY) has described the mass disengagement of workers in Ekiti State University as “coup d’etat” which should be resisted by well meaning stakeholders in Ekiti State.
Rising from the zonal meeting of the group yesterday in Aramoko, the Publicity Secretary of the group, Chief Morakinyo said Fayemi has no direction as regards which policy would better the lives of his people.
“If those employed in 2016 were all done in error ,it actually means employment, upgrading , regrading and conversion were done in error”
“Can we now say the Council that was constituted with elite and men of integrity which approved regularization, confirmation and promotion of the sacked workers were incapable”
In his reaction, Morakinyo said Fayemi has laid a bad precedence for his successors by sacking those employed by his predecessor. “This Injustice is saddled with glaring witch-hunt on staff duly employed in 2016 by the former governor Fayose”
“In the published resolution of the council dated 5th December, 2019, it was clearly stated in the first paragraph that those employed between 2016 till date be disengaged forthwith, but unfortunately, only those employed in 2016 were axed”
“However Prof. Edward Olanipekun’s wife was employed in January 2017 into the faculty of Education. She was an Administrative Office at the point of entry. The condition of service of the university says; A staff cannot be converted from one cadre to another without being in the university services for at least 5years but the reverse is the case on Mrs. Eddy”
“Its was also on record that the current Eksu Vice Chancellor, prof Edward Olanipekun was part of the regularisation committee seated at the old Senate chamber during the interview of this disengaged 2016 set”
“Even those found in falsification of academic and birth Certificates, were among those who were reabsorbed and reinstated by the school management”
“Where did the appointment go wrong. Who appointed the judges that implement the decisions” The group asked.
Calling on Stakeholders in Nigeria to prevail over Fayemi, Morakinyo said “No rest until the school management and Ekiti state government consider the oppressed staff”