AKURE — Over 2,000 workers said to have falsified their records during the recent verification carried out by the Ondo State government have been pardoned and restored.
Governor Olusegun Mimiko gave the approval, weekend, in Akure. After the verification, the salaries of the affected workers, who falsified their age among other related offences, were withheld following their indictment by a committee that carried out the exercise.
The verification exercise exposed various fraudulent offences were committed in both the state civil service and the local government service commissions.
Addressing newsmen on the state government decision on the report of the verification exercise, the Head of Service, Mr. Toyin Akinkuotu said the decision was to put smiles on the faces of the people during the festivity.
The HoS was accompanied by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Union Matters, Mr. Dayo Fadahunsi and leaders of workers’ unions in the state.
Akinkuotu said those whose names have been removed from the vouchers will be returned with effect from December 2013, after submitting a clearance letter from his office.
According to him “Affected staff members in the Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) and Mainstream service still on payroll are to be warned.
“Those in the State Universal Basic Education Board and Local Government Service whose names had been removed from vouchers are to be restored with effect from December 2013, after clearance letters from the Head of Service.