The protesters also  stormed the  Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) located within the State Secretariat complex, displaying the  original copies of their appointment letters, with appeal to the Governor to reconsider their case.

Penpushing further reports that, Olawole Ganiyu, who spoke on behalf of the protesters explained that contrary to the pronouncement made by Ekiti State Government that they were employed illegally, their appointments were in line with the civil service rule.

His words, “During the Fayose-led government, we were at home when vacancies were advertised. Out of nothing, we paid N1,000 to buy forms. We wrote examinations and later sat for interview. Scores of the examination results were also pasted at the various Ministries’.

“Later, those shortlisted as qualified again sat for separate interview and letters of appointment and posting issued out to successful applicants. What was in our letters is that we are to work for three months before getting salaries, but we have not been paid a dime since eight months ago’, he added.

“Government should please be compassionate with us. We were born and brought up here in Ekiti as indigenes, most of us are long time graduates in search of gainful employment. Most of us even, out of the desperation to get pensionable jobs, resigned from private jobs to partake in the recruitment’/

‘While many others had to relocate to our places of posting without a single kobo of mobilisation since about eight months ago that we were engaged, and has been working very hard to justify our appointments,” he said.

Penpushing also reports that,  Akande Adekunle, a victim of the sack expressed sadness that they could be allowed to suffer since October 2018,stressing that  they were offered employment without any pay.

“We went through due process. It was a process that was legitimate. When the present government came, we expected pronouncement from the government, but they said we should just be working because our employment was legitimate’.

“We have to clarify that we were not sponsored by politicians. We have no godfathers and government should be a continuum. I do not know why we are being treated this way. It is shocking that they said we didn’t go through due process. One of us has already lost her pregnancy, because of the shocking news of our disengagement’.People of goodwill should please help us intervene in this matter. We should not be sacrificed on the altar of politics, we don’t carry party cards,” he said.

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