The governor said the staff strength should not burden the state.
The Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko, on Tuesday warned the new caretaker chairmen of eighteen local government areas of Ondo State against illegal recruitment to prevent funds from diminishing at the grassroots level.
Mr. Mimiko, who gave the warning in Akure, the Ondo State capital, at the formal inauguration of the new caretaker chairmen, said the staff strength of any government organization should not burden the state so that the people could enjoy the gains of democracy.
He said that the ongoing verification of workers in the state was part of efforts to sanitize the civil service and eradicate job racketeering from the system.
Governor Mimiko also charged the new caretaker chairmen not to see their security vote as pocket money and should deploy it to ensure adequate security of lives and property in their communities.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, the caretaker chairman of Ifedore local government, Pius Adebusoye, promised to transform the grassroots regions with available human and material resources.
The appointment of the new interim council chairmen is coming 24 hours after the state house of assembly endorsed a request for tenure elongation for the immediate past chairmen.
This was immediately brushed aside to pave the way for the swearing in of new sets of council chairmen.
Like the previous swearing in ceremony, the venue of the event was packed.