…As Police dismiss Inspector in Osun, over Assault***
The Oyo State Government has approved the notational promotion and payment of civil servants dismissed in 2012, but recalled by the present administration in the state.
Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism made this known after the weekly virtual meeting of the state executive council on Tuesday in Ibadan.
Olatubosun explained that the gesture was in consonance with the policy of Gov. Seyi Makinde-led administration to cater for all without prejudice and to give the workforce causes to be satisfied.
“This administration recalled 97 civil servants dismissed in 2012 the moment it got to the office.
“Today, the executive council approved their notational promotion and payment of gratuity to the concerned ones among them.
“This is in furtherance of the present administration’s drive to give a reason for the working population, to have cause to be happy for the job they do.
“It is also a testament to the fact that this is a government with a large heart that caters for the welfare of all,’’ Olatunbosun said.
Meanwhile, the executive council approved the contract for the completion of section 1 and 2 of the 12.5 kilometres dualisation of the Challenge/Odo-Ona/Elewe-Apata road in Ibadan.
He said the contractor has agreed to repair all defective portions in section 1 of the road and to embark on the completion of section 2.
“The contract was awarded at the sum of about N5.65 billion, which includes compensation of more than N775.4 million and all statutory deductions.
“In consideration of displacement of residents in this particular area, the government has deliberately channeled Section 2 to pass CBN route so as to reduce the number of residents displaced by the construction.
“The road, which has 12 months delivery period, will significantly reduce traffic along the Challenge-Apata axis of Ibadan metropolis when completed,’’ he said.
In another development, the Police in Osun on Tuesday announced the dismissal of an Inspector, Ago Egharevba, for allegedly assaulting a civilian in the state.
A statement issued in Osogbo by the command’s spokesperson, SP Opalola Yemisi, quoted the Police Commissioner in Osun, Undie Adie, as saying that the dismissed officer would be charged to court.
Recalls that the victim was hit on the head with the butt of a gun at a police checkpoint on Aug. 5.
He, however, died on Aug. 9 after going into a coma as a result of the alleged attack on him.
The statement said: “The attention of the commissioner of police has been drawn to the misconduct of a police officer, Insp Ago Egharevba, attached to Ibokun Divisional Police Headquarters against one Ayomide Taiwo ‘m’ and condemns in totality, the grievous assault on the innocent man.
“The CP has identified, arrested and detained the erring policeman.
“The inspector has passed through force disciplinary procedures of orderly room trial, dismissed and will be subsequently charged to court.
“The command under my watch will not tolerate any act of indiscipline, brutality, unprofessional behavior and incivility to members of the public.”
The commissioner, who condoled with the family of the victim, gave an assurance of justice and fairness in the matter.
He said the police were conscious of the human rights and importance of members of the public in the fight against crimes and urged them to continue to collaborate with the command.