Ekiti PDP demands refund of over N100m collected from job seekers in 2019 by Fayemi’s govt

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded an immediate refund of the over N100 million collected from job seekers in Ekiti State  last August, under the pretence of giving them jobs.
The PDP said although Governor Fayemi sacked over 3,500 workers in the State public service as well as the Ekiti State University and Teaching Hospital, he had refused to employ anyone since last August after employment forms were sold to over 100,000 job seekers.
In a statement on Monday, by Secretary of the Ekiti State Caretaker Committee of the PDP, Prince Diran Odeyemi, the party said: “It appears the recruitment exercise done by the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) and Civil Service Commission has turned out to be a scam; the over N100 million fraudulently collected from job seekers by the State government must be refunded.”
Odeyemi, who said it was painful that a governor who prides himself as a democrat could throw over 3,500 families in the State into anguish by sacking people duly employed, added that “With his anti-people policies, Governor Fayemi has no doubt remained the greatest pain in the neck of Ekiti and its people.”
According to him, “Since 1999, the only time recruitments were made into Ekiti State public service was during PDP governments.
“Painfully, during Fayemi’s first tenure as governor, workers were sacked while no single recruitment was made. Those who were not sacked were demoted, using various untenable excuses and tactics, including a competency test which was rejected by teachers.
“In this his second tenure, Fayemi has not only lived up to his incompetence by first sacking over 2,000 workers employed in 2018 by the PDP government of Gov Ayodele Fayose, and later over 1,500 workers of the State University that were employed in 2016 and 2017, and defrauded over 100,000 unemployed Ekiti youths with fake recruitment exercise.
“It is now 10 months since these unemployed youths were made to pay N1,080 each for employment form, with other undisclosed payments, yet, no single person has been employed and nothing has been said by the government.”
“Our demand as a responsible opposition party and on behalf of the unemployed is that, since it has become obvious that no employment will be made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of Gov Fayemi, money collected from the poor job seekers must be refunded,” he further said.
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