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Ogun condemns attack over workers’ sack

By Charles Coffie-Gyamfi, Abeokuta   |   30 August 2015   |   11:13 pm  

THE Ogun State government yesterday reacted to series of verbal attacks on it in the social and the mainstream media in response to the recent sacking of some teachers and other civil servants over an examination question, which the government considered “offensive”.

The government also faulted reports that the governor’s wife, Mrs. Olufunso Amosun, was recently arrested in London over an alleged money laundering.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, in a statement in Abeokuta condemned “the spate of criticisms against the government in the mainstream and social media on the recent sanctions imposed on some education workers by the Civil Service Commission.”

He said while a few of the critics were genuine, having commented, based on the limited information available to them at the time, the “vast majority were sponsored by frustrated politicians who lost elections woefully and were now desperate to get into public reckoning through the back-door.”

In another development, Ogun State Muslim pilgrims have begun visit to historic places as part of obligatory exercises in performing hajj and rites of staying in Medina before proceeding to Makkah.

The Chairman, Information Committee, Sheik Iskeel Lawal, who said the visit to historical places are part of pre-requisite for any Muslim on Holy pilgrimage, said that a pilgrim needs to embark on the visitation of Jabalihud where Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) fought for the freedom of Muslims.

He, therefore, enjoined all pilgrims from Ogun State to always follow the directive of the board’s members that are responsible for the guidance in order to sustain the number one position in the country.



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