Osun: Adeleke sacks newly recruited health workers

Osun: Adeleke sacks newly recruited health workers

Newly recruited health workers for the University of Osun Teaching Hospital, UTH, have been relieved of their appointment days after their recruitment was ratified, DAILY POST has gathered.

The directive for the termination of the appointments was allegedly approved by the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke.

The order was contained in a document obtained by DAILY POST which was duly signed by the Director of Administration, Dr. Owolade O. A.

The Teaching Hospital notified the newly recruited staffs that their employment has been nullified by the state government.


“This is to inform the newly recruited staff to the outreach centers that the recruitment exercise earlier conducted had been nullified in accordance with the Osun State Government directives.

“This notification supercedes the earlier memorandum released.
Thank you.”

It was learnt that the newly appointed employees were to provide healthcare services at the Teaching Hospital’s outreach centers.

DAILY POST gathered that the initial recruitment exercise had been carried out with much anticipation, as it was seen as a ray of hope for many job seekers in the state. However the newly recruited staff got the shock of their lives when they were asked to go home few days after they were recruited.

Many of this affected workers have stated that the reasons behind the sudden turnaround by the governor remained a subject of speculations which has left many to wonder about their fate.

“We resumed early October 2023 but before we received our salary for the month, we were asked to go home on October 19, 2023.

“The excuse is that the appointment exceeded the number of employees required.

“We are still hoping they would call us back. The information we heard was that they recruited more than they needed,” one of the affected staff, who pleaded anonymity, said.

Confirming the report, the UTC Chief Medical Director, Prof Olaitan Peter said, “Yes, it is true.”

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