|Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State|
IBADAN—Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, yesterday, said he would recall the recently-sacked 3,000 workers if it was the consensus of the people of the state.
He said this in his office at the inauguration of a panel set up to review claims of wrongful termination of appointment by some civil servants.
The governor said: “We as a government will not on any occasion sack any innocent person. It is unGodly and indeed, a sin against God and man.
“But, if anyone defrauded the system, has stolen and falsified his credentials and you say we should temper justice with mercy, you are inflicting great damage on the system which will soon destroy its whole fabric.
“But, I say once again, ours is a listening government.
“ If this is the consensus of the good people of Oyo State that anyone who has stolen government money; anyone who falsified age; anyone who falsified certificates; anyone who is a ghost worker, we should leave them in the system, so be it.
“We will respect the wishes of our people, but I must tell you, if we do this, this state will not move forward.”
Ajimobi said the decision to implement the audit report set up by the immediate past administration of Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala was carried out to ensure that the Oyo State public service regained its reputation as one of the best in the country.