2,000 sacked workers stage protest in Ado Ekiti

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The 2,000 workers recruited by former  Gov. Ayo Fayose into the public service in Ekiti on Friday staged a peaceful protest in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, over the recent cancellation of their recruitment.

Governor Elect Dr Kayode Fayemi

Gov. Kayode Fayemi on Thursday cancelled their appointments over alleged irregularities.

journalists gathered that the workers, alongside some of their dependents, stormed major streets of Ado Ekiti, claiming they were innocent of the alleged irregularities in their recruitment exercise seven month ago.

They appealed to the governor to reconsider their case.

They also stormed the state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) located within the State Secretariat complex, flaunting their original letters of appointment.

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A spokesman for the protesters, Mr Olawole Ganiyu, said contrary to the pronouncement made by Ekiti government that they were employed illegally, their…



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