Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has directed the State Bureau of Employment, Labour and Productivity (BELP) to provide employment support services for over 900 workers who have just been sacked by the Ekiti State University.
The former workers were dismissed last Thursday by the Governing Council led by Prof. Bamitale Omole for offences that allegedly contravened its condition of service.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, had noted that the decision was in compliance with the reports of an external private audit firms contracted to undertake a holistic audit of the institution’s workers and finances.
The affected workers were 619 officials who were allegedly employed irregularly between 2016 and 2018 by the former Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, during his tenure and 228 workers who allegedly have some discrepancies in their educational qualifications.
Governor Fayemi has directed the affected workers to visit the state official address www.ekitistate.gov.ng/BELP or visit the Bureau of Employment, Labour & Productivity at the state secretariat to register and take advantage of available job opportunity windows and services.
According to a statement by the state’s Director-General, Bureau of Employment, Labour and Productivity, Lanre Ogunjobi, the opportunities include job counselling, vocational skills development, revision of curriculum vitae and application for new job openings and entrepreneurial opportunities.
“The government under the leadership of our caring and amiable governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, is highly committed to supporting all unemployed persons to become gainfully employed or employers of labour; in particular, youths through job creation and sustainable livelihoods,” the statement said.