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Fear Grips Osun Workers over Alleged Mass Sack by Aregbesola‎

Some workers in Osun State have expressed fear over alleged plan by the Governor Rauf Aregbesola to sack civil servants on grade level 12 and above, including others above the age of 50 years.

The workers said that there was rumours that the state government would sack them after the general election.

One of them who spoke to our correspondent on Sunday said, “Every one is scared. We heard that Governor Aregbesola is planning to sack us. We still don’t know what to do and he is still owing us.”

In its reaction, Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) debunked the report that Governor Rauf Aregbesola, wanted o sack senior civil servants.

The party’s Director of Publicity Research and Strategy, Barr Kunle Oyatomi, in a statement, described the report as a wicked lie.

While vowing that such would never happen, the APC spokesperson said Aregbesola never contemplated on retrenching of any staff of any grade or age.

He said, “From day one, the policy of ‘gainful employment’ of the APC governor, Rauf Aregbesola, had been, continues to remain and will be the intensified mantra of the party in the months and years ahead.

“The only monstrous obstacle to this policy is the evil construct of the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government in starving Osun State of its legitimate statutory funding.

“This kind of frustrating impediment is what the PDP is using to force states of the opposition to look for ways to overcome deliberate strangulation, through forced retirement of workers.”

He further alerted workers in the state not to fall for the attempt to confuse them against voting for APC.

He added, “You should also not forget that since 2013 when the PDP-led federal government began to punish us in Osun by progressively reducing our federal allocation from N4.2 billion to a little above N1billion, Osun has been experiencing difficulties.

“The PDP has done this to starve us, hoping that the government of Osun will resort to retrenchment of workers. Since this evil machination of the PDP has failed, they have now resorted to lying against the APC that it is contemplating a retrenchment exercise which PDP itself had programmed.”

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