Sacked Ogun workers petition Amosun

The civil servants described the sack as “unjustifiable termination of appointment”
Three former civil servants with the Ogun State Government have petitioned the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, over their sudden dismissal.

The civil servants described the sack as “unjustifiable termination of appointment”.

The trio, Kazeem Makanjuola, Ayodele Akinbobola, and Lawrence Shoniyi were employed by the immediate past Governor, Gbenga Daniel ‘s administration and served as members of the State Musical Band known as Choice Band.

In the letter, the petitioners explained that they were employed on December 7, 2007 as stated in their appointment letters with reference number AD.3/275/vol 11/44, AD.3/275/vol11/46 and AD.3/275/vol11/49 respectively.

They said the letters were handed over to them by Bureau of Establishment office of the Head of Service.

The trio explained that on February 1, 2010, they sat for written promotional examination alongside other civil servants; and passed. They were, subsequently, promoted to next grade as Executive Officer, GL 07 with effect from July 1, 2010.

The petitioners said three months after the new administration came on board; they were booted out from the service.

“To our dismay in the month of August 2011 in anticipation of receiving our new package of new minimum wage we were informed at the bank that our names were inadvertently omitted from the government payroll,” they said.

They lamented that after their salaries were stopped, letters of termination of appointment were given to them.

“…In addition to this, information gotten from our office revealed that we have been disengaged from the Ogun State Civil Service,” the trio said.

Messrs Makanjuola, Akinbobola and Shoniyi said since their resumption in 2007, they were never queried or warned against any acts of indiscipline; hence, their sack came as a rude shocker.

The petitioners appealed to the governor to intervene their matters.

“Our dear leader in the state, we have been homeless, life has not been fair to us, we have families to take care of and our kids could not continue their education as a result of this act,” the trio

The petition was copied to Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC; Committee for Defence Human Rights; Federal Ministry of Labour; Public Complaint Commission; State Security Service, SSS; Save Nigeria Group, SNG; and the State House of Assembly.

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