Governor Abiola Ajimobi
Chairman of the Ad hoc committee constituted by the Oyo State House of Assembly to review cases of the 3,000 workers recently sacked by the state government, Hon. Segun Ajanaku, has said that the Assembly has not passed any resolution calling on the executive arm to reabsorb the sacked workers.
Ajanaku, in a statement issued in Ibadan Thursday said his committee has not even submitted its report to the Assembly on the affected workers.
“The insinuation that Governor Abiola Ajimobi has refused to comply with a so-called House resolution calling for the reinstatement of the sacked workers is farther from the truth. It is a blatant lie because my committee has not even submitted its report to the House. So how can a resolution be passed on a report that is yet to be submitted?’’ he queried.
Although the lawmaker admitted that his committee was given two weeks within which to submit its report to the House, he said that the report was ready for submission but that it could not be submitted because the House was on recess.
“I can tell you that my committee worked conscientiously to ensure that we beat the deadline. The report is indeed ready but we could not present it because the House is on recess,’’ he said, adding that the report would be submitted when the House resumes from its recess.
“Even if the House calls for an emergency plenary today, we are ready to submit our report. There is nothing disturbing us because we are through with the exercise,’’ the legislator said.
Ajanaku, who said that over 2,000 of the affected workers appeared before his committee, said that many of them failed to prove their innocence as they were guilty of the offences that led to their sack.
“We discovered that it is true that some of them falsified their certificates, while several others went to acquire fake certificates for whatever reason(s), after being in service. Many others were also discovered to have over-stayed long in service and due for retirement but they falsified their ages so as to escape retirement.”