Monday, 11 June 2012


Ibadan — Oyo State government has sacked 3,000 of its workforce found wanting for various offences ranging from forged certificates and falsified ages, among others. Explaining why it embarked on the sack, government said the exercise was imperative to save the integrity of the service. In a statement issued in Ibadan on Sunday and signed by the Special Adviser, Media, to Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Dr. Festus Adedayo, government explained that those affected were staff identified to have run foul of their rules of engagement. The offences, according to the release, range from falsified age claims, falsified certificates, ghost workers who had no letter of appointment or who were retired but were still on the payroll of government, as well as staff who possessed outstanding disciplinary cases against them. Explaining how government came about the list, the release said that the current administration in the state inherited the staff rationalisation list from the immediate past government which engaged the services of a management consultancy outfit called Captain Consulting, to do a thorough audit of the records of all public and civil servants in the state and their positions. After the audit, said the release, the consultancy outfit came up with the list of workers with deficiencies that violated their rules of engagement to the Oyo State
government public and civil service which it presented to the immediate past government.

According to the government, when the Ajimobi administration came into office, even though it was persuaded that allowing indicted workers to stay in the service would affect the morale of workers with genuine documents and was against the rules of equity and fair-play, as well as constituting a potential pollution in the ranksof workers in the state, government immediately initiated a public service process of giving these workers the rights of fair hearing by setting up a panel to review the consultant's reports.

The government said that, after the exercise of painstakingly verifying the veracity of the claims of the consulting outfit, many of the workers who were exonerated by the panel had their names removed from the list and are not affected by the current cleansing exercise.

culled from the Daily trust newspaper


Lagos State doctors who were recently recalled by the state government resumed work on Wednesday, upon receiving their letters of recall. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited some hospitals, such as the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja and the Randle General Hospital, Surulere reports that doctors were seen attending to patients. NAN, however, reports that the patients were few as most of them were still unaware of the resumption of the doctors. A doctor in the Family Medicine Department of LASUTH, Dr Oluwajimi Shodipo, told NAN that he was happy to be back at work,and their primary responsibility of saving lives. He, however, hoped that the issues which led to the crises would be resolved once and for all.
Culled from the Nigerian Daily Trust Newspaper


Good evening everyone,

I hope you had a fantastic Monday back to work after the weekend. Our hearts go out to friend's and families affected by the recent bombings in Borno and Plateau State. May the hearts of the faithfully departed rest in perfect peace Amen.

The recent spate of bombings has got me thinking about how fragile human life is and how careful one has to be live, work, and prosper in Abuja. It's a reminder to all of us about how precious life is and how important it is to add value to both your life and the lives of those around you. Take time out this week to think of who you can help in terms of reaching goals and crossing milestones. Look beyond yourself at home, in the office, and within your friends to see who you can mentor, advice, or just give a word of comfort and a helping hand when they need it.

One of the easiest things to do in this world is be a critic because sitting outside of a situation, you do tend to see the bigger picture and remain dispassionate. however, it is much harder to give help as and when it is due. So why not dedicate a few hours this week to helping someone else achieve their goals, targets, purpose or even routine jobs that they find daunting. Adding value to the lives around you is the first step in building a legacy that lives beyond you.

Have a great week everyone!!



Nkoyo Efretei
Insiteful Solutions Consult Services