By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
As against the insinuation in some quarters that the Oyo State Government is planning to retrench workers in the state civil service owing to its planned reduction of ministries from 23 to 13, the state government has said the on-going verification exercise among civil and public servants in the state was for the restructuring of public service and not for retrenchment as being speculated.
The state’s Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade, stated this while addressing the press at his Secretariat Office, Agodi, Ibadan.
Eniade said following the decision of the state government to reduce the state ministries from 23 to 13, there is the need for restructuring and re-distribution of staff.
He said the exercise would give the state government the opportunity to re-align and re-engage the entire work force of the government and determine the strength and weakness of each ministry, department and agency
The verification form has eleven columns with spaces for names, date of birth, qualification, expected date of retirement, salary grade level and other relevant information about each employee of the state.