The hope that 33 ad-hoc employees from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) will be integrated into the civil service was smashed as they were asked to leave, Ekocity Tv learned yesterday.

During Akinwunmi Ambode’s last administration, the emergency responders whose ‘ appointment ‘ was terminated on Tuesday were hired as an ad-hoc to strengthen the response unit.

It has been learned that while in 2017 some were employed, in January 2018 others joined the agency. The ad-hoc employees were paid wages through Avantgarde Management Services (AMS), an outsourcing company and advisors to the agency.

Few months before Ambode’s administration expired, the company found it hard to pay the ad-hoc employees to the extent that they were owed for two months. Sources indicated that the AMS agreement expired without renewal.

When the new Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, appointed a new Director-General / CEO, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyitolu on June 20, he removed the staff names from the duty roaster, one of the sources said.
Efforts to get the DG yesterday proved abortive because he didn’t pick up calls on his mobile phone or reply the text message sent to him last night.

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