- Governor David Umahi said he was sad about the number of people that applied for position in his administration
- The governor noted that many applicants focused on the senior position, ignoring others
- The Ebonyi governor said people should find something to do rather than focus on appointment
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has described as sad the number of application received for positions of commissioner, senior special assistant, special assistant and other political positions.
The governor had put out vacancies for these positions for his administration and this resulted in thousands of people trooping to the office of principal secretary.
Leadership reports that the governor spoke at the state executive council chambers where he swore in newly appointed aides.
The governor said it was unfortunate that many people applied for those position while people ignored the smaller positions.
He said: “I am told that we have over 10,000 applications for commissioners, SAs, and SSAs. This is in fact troubling and doesn’t give me joy at all.
“What is trending in Ebonyi state is no longer I want to be coordinator, TA or STA. It is I want to be SSA or SA. Every Ebonyian wants to come as SA, as SSA. They don’t even know the meaning of SA or SSA and it is very unfortunate.
“But let me make this bad news, if I am making more SSAs and SAs, it may not be up to 10% I have made, that is the bad story about it. It is my opinion that we should find something doing not just appointment.”
Meanwhile, Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo who is a federal lawmaker from Akwa Ibom state appointed 50 personal aides
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The lawmaker representing Ikono/Ini federal constituency in the House of Representatives, is occupying the position for the first time.
It was reported that the position of the aides ranges from “special assistant on special duties, community relations, community development, and logistics duties, to special assistant on women matters, protocol, and local legislative matters.”
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