By Rita Esegine
Ebonyi State Government has set up a committee to commence the recruitment process of 3,000 indigenous of Ebonyi into the state’s civil service.
Governor of Ebonyi state, Engr. David Umahi, during the 2021 Workers Day celebration in the state, announced government’s decision to lift embargo on employment into the state civil service.
However, in a press statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nwaze, he stated that the recruitment Committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Dr Eric Kelechi Igwe, has commenced the employment process.
He also said that the committee was charged to immediately commence advertisement for the recruitment, adding that the recruitment process would be based on Local Government equality.
Nwaze, stated that all Ebonyians who were qualified would either be recruited into the State’s Civil Service or be given empowerment.
The state government directed young men and women from the State who had First Class in Science courses, English, and Mathematics to submit their applications to the Commissioner for Education for employment in David Nweze Umahi University of Medical Sciences Uburu, while others who had First Class from Arts disciplines were to apply to the Committee headed by the Deputy Governor to be given an opportunity for employment into the State Civil Service.
Part of the statement reads: “The promotions should be based on existing vacancies from resignations, abscondment, and deaths. And then, it was deliberated that promotions for the year 2019, 2020, 2021 that is outstanding should be done immediately in the Civil Service and equally in the Public Service; which means, while the Civil Service is doing their own, the Local Government Service Commission will be doing their own simultaneously.”
The statement also disclosed Ebonyi state government’s plans to establish a male football team to be named Salt City Football Club, in fulfilment of the Governor’s promise during the End-SARS protest.
“The team, Salt City Football Club will start its campaign from the Amateur League 2 in the Nigerian League to prepare our local boys who are talented to participate and make (up) the team and one of the processes to recruit them is to further organize competitions,” it added.