Osun State Governor, Sen Ademola Adeleke has approved staff audits across the state public service to establish the actual number of workers in the state’s public sector.
The audit started with his biometric capture, that of the Deputy Governor and the Speaker of the House of Assembly.
The Governor’s media aide, Olawale Rasheed, said the data capturing was preceded by a close door meeting with the state labour leadership where processes and procedures were firmed up to ensure protection and fulfillment of the interest of all stakeholders.
Governor Ademola stated that the exercise is not a witch-hunt, adding that it is part of his plans to fill up existing vacancies within the education, health, and other sub-sectors in the state.
The statement read;
“I want to assure workers and other stakeholders that the staff audit is not a witch-hunt. Our administration has workers’ welfare as number one on our governance agenda. So we will not take any action that will negatively affect formal and informal workers.
“The audit is to achieve several goals namely cleaning up the payroll system, validating the actual number of state workforce, and establishing areas of vacancies across various sectors of the public service. We need to authenticate the data of our workforce.
“We also need to confirm existing vacancies within the public service. I have earlier issued a directive for the collation of vacancies for teachers and health workers. The compilation is almost completed. The outcome will then provide what we call data-driven management of our public service.
“We are ascertaining the number of teachers we need in our schools. Our team is checking out the number of science, English, mathematics, social science and other teachers as well as which schools need what type of teachers.”