Fresh recruitment to commence in Rivers, as Fubara nullifies Wike’s earlier 10,000 jobs

Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers state said a fresh recruitment process would soon begin in the state


This is just as the governor cancelled 10, 000 civil service jobs earlier approved by the immediate past government of Nyesom Wike.


Fubara spoke on Friday during an interactive session with stakeholders in Port Harcourt.

Wike had approved the immediate employment of a significant number of youths, with the aim of filling the existing vacancies in the state’s workforce.

But Fubara said the process of the recruitment was flawed and compromised by those handling it.

The governor explained that when the names of those selected from the 23 local government areas of the state were scrutinized, they were people smuggled in for political patronage, saying they were over-aged.

“You will agree with me that when we subjected those names to proper scrutiny, most of those names, in fact, 60 per cent of those names were over-aged. They were names that people brought for political patronage.

“But what we are talking about today is employment for the future. I, personally after the analysis of those things, said ‘How will you employ somebody who is 52 years old as a civil servant?” Fubara said.

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