Job seeker prints CV on roll-up banner to get governor’s attention

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In order to get the attention of the Governor of the state, a desperate jobseeker in Osun State, Oladayo Oyebowale, last week printed his curriculum vitae on a roll-up banner and stationed it outside the government secretariat, Oshogbo.

Oladayo, a 33-year-old Master’s degree hopeful from the University of Benin, said put up the banner with the inscription ‘Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, I need a job, I want to be a responsible father.’

The father of three said he decided to seek the governor’s attention because the petty jobs he had been doing have been insufficient to take care of his family.

He said the covid-19 pandemic had made him unemployed since January.

“I have worked in construction sites, schools and other done other mining jobs but due to COVID-19, I am now jobless,” Oyebowale said.

He told an online news medium that he “have not been offered a job. On that day when I stood at the gate, the governor was not around but the SSG (secretary to the state government) sent his PA (personal assistant) to me. Also, the deputy governor and CSO (chief security officer) met me and they told me that the governor is not around but he was aware of my standing at the gate.

“But the governor has been around since Saturday and as I speak I am at the secretariat gate again with my banner, an SA (special assistant) saw me and advised that I should come to the ‘White House’ maybe the governor will see me today. I will feed you back as events unfold but you can also join me in prayers.

“My wife is about to leave me saying I could not take care of my children. The governor should help me,” he said.

Ismail Omipidan, Governor Oyetola’s chief press secretary, did not return requests for comments.

Adegboyega Oyetola

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