- Nigeria is in dire need of leaders who can provide jobs
- The Akwa Ibom state governor is paving the way for his colleagues in terms of job creation
- 403 sacked workers in the south-south state have been reinstated due to the governor's benevolence
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has reinstated 403 workers earlier sacked following a government investigation into an illegal recruitment scandal which rocked the State Local Government Service Commission in 2019.
This was made known to journalists by the chairman, Akwa Ibom State Local Government Service Commission, Honourable Monday Eyo on Sunday, November 1.
According to Eyo, the reinstatement forms part of efforts by the Akwa Ibom government to tackle unemployment among youths in the state.
He further disclosed that the 403 workers who are mostly health workers, will increase the manpower in the state's health sector and fill vacancies left behind via retirements.
“Their appointment letters have been signed thus beginning from the first week of November about 200 of them will be commencing work. Then by January 2021, another batch of 203 will start work.
“The third batch of remaining 320 workers will be subsequently reabsorbed afterward and that will complete the total number of 723 that their appointments were suspended.”
In a recent statewide broadcast recently, Governor Emmanuel had announced that his administration will continue to roll out job opportunities as well as training programmes for youths in the area of entrepreneurship in order to engage them productively.
Reacting to the government's action, Mr. Darlington Udobong, the secretary-general of Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, AILM, thanked the governor for rolling out several job opportunities for youths in addition to those already provided via key industrial concerns thriving in the state.
Part of a statement by the group read:
“We commend Governor Emmanuel for his focused and result-oriented leadership of the state. We are particularly encouraged by his recent announcement of creating more job opportunities aimed at giving youths where to eke out a living.
“At AILM, we pledge to support these laudable initiatives and contribute our quota through advocacy to ensure they all succeed.”
Meanwhile, in Enugu, the Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led government has launched a new initiative designed to empower the youths in the state with skills to secure their future.
The new initiative called the Enugu Youth Empowerment Scheme will equip youths in the state with digital skills in the areas of website development, social media marketing, mobile advertising, email marketing, content marketing, search engine optimization, and many more.
The programme is a partnership between the Enugu state government and Wild Fusion Digital Centre.
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