Sunday 25 June 2023

Adeleke Orders Staff Audit...Dissociates Exercise from Staff Witch-hunting

Osun State government has hinted of plans to fill up existing vacancies in the state public service , even as Governor Ademola Adeleke flagged off staff audits across the state public service

The state government in a release by the Spokesperson to the governor and made available to newsmen on Saturday said the exercise started with the biometric capturing of the Governor, the Deputy Governor and the Speaker of the House of Assembly at the Governor’s office on Friday.

he statement revealed that the data capturing was preceded by a close door meeting with the state labour leadership where processes and procedures were firmed up to ensure protection and fulfillment of the interest of all stakeholders.

Governor Adeleke who restated that the exercise is not a witch-hunt assured the state workforce that the audit will strengthen the capacity of the state government to satisfy the needs of the workers, the members of the public and the state leadership.

“I want to assure workers and other stakeholders that the staff audit is not a witch-hunt. Our administration has workers’ welfare as number one on our governance agenda. So we will not take any action that will negatively affect formal and informal workers”.

“The audit is to achieve several goals namely cleaning up the payroll system, validating the actual number of state workforce and establishing areas of vacancies across various sectors of the public service. We need to authenticate the data of our workforce.

“We also need to confirm existing vacancies within the public service. I have earlier issued a directive for the collation of vacancies for teachers and health workers. The compilation is almost completed. The outcome will then provide what we call data driven management of our public service.

“We are ascertaining the number of teachers we need in our schools. Our team is checking out the number of science, English, mathematics, social science and other teachers as well as which schools need what type of teachers.

“I assure the public that we are aware of the existing vacancies in our schools and health facilities.The audit report will provide a strong  foundation for the recruitment of new teachers and health workers which our administration will embark upon after the ongoing exercise”, Governor Adeleke posited.



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