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Ekiti Govt. Pledges Transparency In Recruitment

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The Ekiti Government on Tuesday gave an assurance that its proposed recruitment exercise would be devoid of nepotism and favouritism.

The state’s Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, gave the assurance while hosting the executives of the Ado-Ekiti branch of the Nigeria Legion.

Egbeyemi, who is the head of the committee set up to look into vacancies in the state’s civil service, said only qualified applicants would be considered during the exercise.

He said that 500 new teachers would be employed in the exercise to be carried out to fill vacancies in the Teaching Service Commission following the retirement of some teachers.

“We are going to consider all the qualified candidates that applied for teaching position and we promise that there will not be discrimination.

“As long as they have NCE, Bachelor of Science in Education or Bachelor of Arts in Education, we will consider and recruit the qualified ones, ” Egbeyemi said.

Egbeyemi also said the state government had started its empowerment programme, adding that the administration would extend the gesture to members of the Legion.

” In the last two weeks, some were trained freely at Ado-Ekiti and Ikere-Ekiti on 10 different trades ranging from shoe making to soap making.

“There are other empowerment programmes that the government has in mind for both men and women.

“Anything we can do in form of empowerment for your members we will not hesitate to do them, ” Egbeyemi said.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Legion, Adesina Afolabi, had requested for three percent slot in the number of those to be recruited.

Afolabi also requested the empowerment of widows and widowers in the Legion as well as provision of office and vehicles for the association.

He also solicited the state government’s support in prevailing on local governments to approve N50,000 monthly grant for the association.

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