FACT FINDER: 3 Ogbomoso indigenes among 20 Tutor/Inspector-Generals across Oyo state
Amid the hoopla that trailed the orchestrated attack on the Oyo State Post Primary School Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) Ogbomoso zonal office, Oja-Tuntun, by suspected members of the Motor Park Managers, on Tuesday, ogbomosoinsightonline.com has found out that among the twenty newly sworn-in Permanent Secretaries designated Tutor-Generals TESCOM and Inspector-Generals of Education, three are actually Ogbomoso indigenes and are heading other zones.
The perpetrators of the attack and their sympathizers had hinged their action on the propriety of a non-indigene heading the TESCOM zonal office, Ogbomoso, just as they cited high-handedness on the part of the Tutor-General, Mr. Olatunde Lanre Sulola, and had consequently demanded his replacement.
Meanwhile, findings revealed that three Ogbomoso indigenes currently head other zones.
“Be informed that Ogbomoso indigenes are three among the newly appointed Permanent Secretaries/Inspector Generals of Education.
“One, the most senior, is heading Ibadan zone 1, another person is heading the Saki zone and another is heading Irepo zone.
“So, what are we talking? They acted based on ignorance. Our people should get their fact right and be well informed before they act that way in the future,” an authorative source told ogbomosoinsightonline.com.
Further investigations unveiled that the figure could even have been more but officers on grade levels 16 and 17 in Ogbomoso, who are under TESCOM, failed to write the qualifying exams last November due to lack of communication, “only four or so persons from Ogbomoso sat for the exams (among TESCOM staff) whereas this wasn’t the case in other zones,” it’s learnt.
The exam, which had four stages, was jointly conducted and the best twenty across the state without regard for zone of origin were selected.
Nonetheless, the fact remains that the successful officers were posted without bias for places of origin “and so a non-indigene posted to head TESCOM zonal office, Ogbomoso, isn’t out of place.”