*PLWD alleges foul play
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State government on Monday suspended its ongoing recruitment process for People Living With Disabilities (PLWD) into the state Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) hours after protest at the state Secretariat by some Physically Challenged Persons.
The Physically Challenged Persons under the aegis of Coalition of Disability Groups in Oyo State early Monday barricaded tthe main entrance into the Oyo State government Secretariat at Agodi preventing movement of vehicles into and outside the Secretariat.
During the protest, the physically challenged persons were armed with placards having inscriptions condemning the recruitment process as well as singing various songs to express their rejection of the alleged injustices done to them by the Oyo state government.
According to the protesting physically challenged persons, Oyo state government had promised them five percent of the total job slot and would not settle for less., adding that they are rejecting the list of 149 applicants recently released for teaching jobs in schools across the state.
Leader of the Protesting physically challenged persons Mr Tolulope Aluko said a scrutiny of the list revealed some illegalities been perpetrated in order to shortchange the members of the groups.The government side and the protesting physically challenged persons later agreed to hold a meeting after which the government announced immediate suspension of the on going recruitment process
Chairman, of Oyo State TESCOM, Pastor Akin Alamu while speaking after the meeting hinted that it was resolved that the selection process of the beneficiaries be put on hold until another meeting slated for Friday, 11th, 2020 held,
He stressed that the Governor Makinde led administration has seen those who have lived all their lives in the state as indigenes and as such deemed allowed them to benefit after fulfilling the requirements for getting the job.
The meeting was attended by Governor Makinde’s Executive Assistance on Administration, Dr Idowu Ogedengbe, Commissioners Olasunkanmi Olaleye (Education, Science and Technology), Professor Dahud Sangodoyin (Establishment and Training), Executive Assitance on Disability, Mr Ayodele Adekambi and the Permanent Secretary, TESCOM, Mrs Grace Oderinde.