Dr. Michael Kpessah-Whyte, the former Executive Director of the National Service Scheme has urged all sacked new workers of the scheme to seek legal justice.
Only days ago, the acting director of the Scheme, Ussif Mustapha signed a letter that was sent out to the management of the Scheme ordering the dismissal of over 200 'last-minute' recruits employed in December last year.
It was also stated in the letter that the NSS management was acting, "on the advice of the Minister of Education” to “withdraw the National Service staff recruitment which was done in December, 2016 with immediate effect,” indicating “violations of due process to the recruitment” hence the decision” to dismiss the recruits.
Mr Kpessah-Whyte denied the claims, however, stating it was a politically-informed decision.
He said, "Let me indicate that the people who have been recruited were properly recruited and there was no violation of procedure or any act whatsoever. This process of recruitment started one and half years back and it just so happened that coincidentally, it happened to have come close to when elections had taken place …I think that people are just doing politics…all the staff who were recruited and have now been dismissed have clear legal case on their side they should go for lawyers and go to court, they should do a class action or they should sue multiple cases across the country and demand that their right to work in public service should be reinstated."
Meanwhile, management of the NSS has said that they will respond duly should any of the aggrieved workers take up the issue in court.
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