Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
The Ekiti State Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has advised youths seeking to secure jobs in the state civil service to see the current vacancies declared by the state government as an attempt to scam them financially.
Fayemi advised the youths scrambling for positions into the civil service against wasting their money to buy employment forms as being advertised by Governor Ayodele Fayose in the media.
Fayose last week commenced the recruitment of 2,000 job seekers into the state civil service, which the governor-elect deemed as an attempt to create financial crisis for him government, owing to inability of government to pay over seven month salary arrears of workers.
A statement by Director of the John Kayode Fayemi Centre (JKF Centre), a leadership development and training outfit in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, Biodun Omoleye, said it was an act of wickedness to ask unemployed youths to buy forms for unlawful recruitment drive that contravenes civil service rules.
Noting that Fayose’s objective in his recruitment plan is to exploit the youth again for personal gain, Fayemi said: “What Fayose is doing is a clear case of exploiting the misfortune of these unemployed youths for personal gain as we have seen in the sales of forms on market stalls allocation with no official records of which accounts these fees are paid.
“It is also unlawful and wicked to play to the gallery by singling out PDP members for recruitment into civil service to pretend that he loves them, even though Fayose knows that such recruitment will be cancelled by the in-coming administration over illegality that informed the exercise.
“It is more wicked to ask unsuspecting unemployed youths to buy forms for a phantom recruitment to civil service in clear breach of the law that prohibits political consideration in civil service recruitment.
“Ekiti youths are hereby advised to stay clear of unlawful recruitment by Fayose who denied them gainful employment for close to four years, including sacking thousands of Ekiti people from their jobs and refusing to pay salary of workers for between six and 10 months while thousands lost their jobs over alleged over-bloated civil service only for the governor to wake up few days to his exit from government to advertise jobs based on partisan consideration. “We urge Ekiti youths to ignore this unlawful exercise and wait till October when a progressive government will be in place and when youths won’t have to pay for employment forms to be gainfully employed.
“Asking these poor youths to buy forms for employment is another round of exploitation by Fayose in the twilight of his administration,” Fayemi added.