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Regional News of Monday, 16 November 2020

Source: Punch

Edo to boost civil service with 725 professionals

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration has concluded plans to recruit 725 new professionals into the state’s civil service.

The governor said this during the Alaghodaro/Inauguration 2020 Thanksgiving Service at the New Festival Hall, Government House, Benin, on Sunday.

Obaseki said he would, in his second term; focus on strengthening the civil service, the engine room of government.

He said advertisement for the new positions would soon be published for interested persons to apply.

He said, “About 725 vacancies have been declared. Within a month, the recruitment of a new generation of professionals would commence in earnest. By early next year, we would have completed the process.”

The governor, who thanked God for a peaceful and successful election and inauguration, said he had started work to ensure that the people of Edo State enjoyed the dividends of democracy.

“We have announced the appointment of Secretary to the State Government. We are expanding the transition team and they have 60 days added to the initial timeline to complete all aspects of their work.”

On security, Obaseki said he would be summoning meetings with traditional leaders, leaders of churches and other community leaders in the state.

“Together, we will design a new security scheme. We have already graduated the first batch of 877 of the 2,000 community constables that have been trained by the Nigeria Police Force. They would be deployed in various communities to work with local community arrangements to ensure effective coordination and keep criminals out of the state,” he added.

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