Adeleke orders review of staff audit as workers stage walkout
Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has called for the immediate review of the ongoing staff audit across the state public service, noting his administration will never act against the best interests of the public servants.
This new directive was given after the state civil servants on Thursday left the venue of the staff audit.
The civil servants had grumbled about how the consultants engaged by the Adeleke administration to carry out the audit exercise treated them.
However, while speaking at a joint meeting of labour leaders and the auditing firm on Thursday afternoon, Governor Adeleke directed the joint committee working on the exercise to address all sticky areas and come up with acceptable modalities for a hitch-free exercise.
Criticizing the inconvenience the exercise has caused public servants, Adeleke instructed the Head of Service to ensure the adjustment of the procedures to ensure the well-being and comfort of the workers.
Governor Adeleke also ordered the joint committee to devise a new timetable that will take into account the diversity and peculiarities of the ministries and agencies and to brainstorm on decentralising the exercise.
“I have read a lot of comments and complaints from the public service. I have also listened to you all at this meeting. We must adjust the procedures to have a mutually acceptable exercise. We should all remember the purpose of this audit exercise, which is to block leakages and expand staff welfare.
“To that extent, the joint committee should meet urgently to decide on two items. First, a new acceptable timetable should be created that will take into account the diversity and peculiarities of each government agency or ministry.
“Secondly, the committee should also brainstorm on decentralisation of the exercise on a zonal basis to reduce the burden and logistics of movements to the capital city,” the governor directed.
The Governor called on all stakeholders to join hands to ensure the seamless completion of the programme.
He also stressed that his government’s partnership and brotherhood with the labour movement condone any anti-labour move from his table.
“Let all stakeholders go back to the drawing board and make necessary adjustments. This is a government in love with labour, workers, artisans, women, youth, and others.
“We will never act against the best interests of the public servants,” Adeleke affirmed.