Ademola Adeleke, the Governor of Osun State, has announced his intention to address the existing vacancies within the state’s education, health, and other sectors.
During the commencement of staff audits in the state public service, which began with the biometric capture of Governor Adeleke, the Deputy Governor, and the Speaker of the House of Assembly, the governor revealed this plan.
In a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, obtained in Osogbo on Saturday, it was mentioned that a private meeting with the state labor leaders preceded the data capturing. During this meeting, processes and procedures were finalized to ensure the protection and fulfillment of all parties’ interests.
The governor reiterated that the audit was not intended to target anyone, emphasizing that it aimed to enhance the state government’s capacity to meet the needs of the workers, the public, and the state’s leadership.
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.”