OYBE supports downsizing of Ekiti Assembly workers
THE Organization for Youth Betterment and Empowerment (OYBE) has commended the Ekiti State government for sacking inappropriate employees at the state’s house of assembly.
The group said if the employment of the sacked staff was legitimate, general public would be informed of the recruitment process and people would have participated in the exercise.
The group in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Babatunde Oyedele asked politicians to desist from recruiting through back door when employing into government offices.
OYBE said: “The jobs are meant for the general public, but politicians make it available to their party members. Job vacancies should be made public and due process must be followed to recruit the right applicant for jobs.
“Corruption have marred all the areas of government agencies in Nigeria, job recruitment is the future of our youths and corruption should be eradicated in this level, so that we can reduce unemployment in our country and the general public that voted can get jobs.
“We encourage the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose to take appropriate measures when recruiting in the state. There is an important need to fight corruption at all levels and with all means available without minding whose ox is gored.
“Creation of jobs for young people is pivotal to the development of any country. Hence: youths are needed to achieve the aims and objectives set down by his administration,” the group said.
OYBE noted that embezzlement of public funds is not the only form of corruption in Nigeria because people only give the job opportunities created by the government to their relatives or those who paid for the jobs.
“Without putting these people away or setting the measure to address this, the future of our youths is in jeopardy,” the groups stated.