The greatest aspirations of any civil or public servant is to rise to the pinnacle of career progression, becoming a director of a Department or the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry.
However, nothing is more catastrophic and devastating than for a civil servant who had worked dutifully and relentlessly all his service years and rose to become a Director to be suddenly summoned to an emergency board meeting and be informed of his/her demotion without offence, claiming “executive fiat” from the office of the Governor.
This is a scenario currently playing out at the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation, (OSBC) Ile-Awiye, Osogbo as five Directors were recently demoted to Deputy Directors base on alleged directive from the Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Investigation revealed that the affected personnel have committed no offence as there were no any allegation or offence leveled against the demoted officers contrary to lay down public service rule.
Affected by this strange demotion were Pastor Kehinde Olunlade, who had served as a Director for five years from November 2012 to 2017 in several capacities and departments, Barr (Mrs) Abimbola Babatunde, Mrs Grace Akinwale and Mr Lukman Adediran.
The question now is; will Osun state workers allow continuation of illegal demotion? It is advisable the workforce get their PVC to send away evil government that demote, stave and rendered workers useless through employment of several consultants.