Osun State Government has denied it was currently carrying out mass recruitment into the Civil Service, Mr. Oluomo Kolapo Alimi, Commissioner, Information and Public Enlightenment made the rebuttal via a press release in Osogbo, the capital.
He stated that contrary to the widespread notion, what was “being wrongly assumed with the ongoing sales of employment forms by the (Osun State) Civil Service Commission” was “a normal official routine.”
He, therefore, warned that “Members of the public, particularly employment seekers, should not, in any way, misconstrue it to be a scheme by the Ademola Adeleke-led administration for mass recruitment into the state civil service.
“We advise those, who by now, must have collected the forms, to keep them jealously in their possession pending when official approval for mass recruitment exercise may be officially unfolded to the public.”
However, the State Government confirmed that the “only approved recruitment drive currently going on in Osun state is the sale and issuance of forms for the engagement of an additional 5000 teachers and 250 education officers.”
“The aim,” the Commissioner explained,” which is in accordance with the recent approval granted by the Osun State Executive Council, is to fill the existing vacancies in the state’s teaching service in order to strengthen the hitherto moribund education sector.
“Therefore, If the Government wishes to embark on a general mass recruitment exercise into the Civil Service, an official announcement, via officially designated media channels, would be released to the public.”