Ondo to ageing civil servants: ‘Retire from service or…’

By Samuel Faleye, Akure


Ondo State Government has said it will flush out workers who are due for retirement from service who who still remain in service.



Specficially, the government are urging workers in the state’s Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) who are due for retirement to leave service to pave the way for younger people.


The TESCOM Chairman, Prof. Francis Igbasan, said this at Igbara-Oke during a meeting with public school principals of Owena/Ifedore zones of the commission.


Igbasan noted that every record of the commission staff would be looked into to fish out those cheating on the state government.


“We have discovered that there are a number of staff that are due to retirement but  still cheating the system.


“I know some who were employed into the commission in 1977 and 1978 but are still in service having doctored their documents.


” We will look into this to sanitize the sector wholly.


“We do not want this system to collapse by wrong practices and I have decided to satisfy my good conscience, in every single day spent as a chairman, irrespective of criticisms, hatred and attack,” Igbasan noted.


According to him, all bureaucratic bottlenecks have been dealt with concerning prompt benefits of all  retirees of the commission.


He stated that any complaint could be forwarded to him, adding that a committee had been set up to look into retirement issues, warning that no one should fall into hand of fraudsters.


The chairman therefore promised that those who were recently promoted would get their promotion letters latest February’s end.


He asked the principals to report any teacher transferred to their school but refused to comply.


The TESCOM boss charged the principals to have good change of attitude towards their official duties, saying that they must justify huge amount of money spent by the state government on the sector.


He added that over N300 million was earned for payment of external examination for students of Senior Secondary School Class 3 for year 2016, urging them to do their best to impart good knowledge to their students.


“These children are there to be taken care of and they may be in position to help you in the future.


” Their last examination performance was not encouraging but we want you to improve and  attain 60 to 70 percent in academic performance this year.


“Do your best so that you can be proud of them if seen in the future.


“Be alive to your responsibilities,” he said. 

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