From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has disclosed that 2015 suspended civil service employment in the state would be revisited within the next one month.
He made the disclosure in Asaba when the new Executive Council of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state visited him.
The governor said that he had directed the Head of Service and the Civil Service Commission to look into the case of the suspended employment and identify the Deltans among the persons.
According to him, Head of Service and the Civil Service Commission will do a need assessment for the state and within the next one month, those qualified would be recalled.
He said that his administration would employ more workers to fill vacant positions in the service, and recalled that the government recently employed no fewer than 1, 000 teachers.
“We need more than the 1, 000 teachers that we have engaged and when we look at their entitlements, we will engage more.
“We are also engaging 100 Extension Officers to give a boost to our drive in the agriculture sector which will ensure food sufficiency, and generate employment for our people.
“From the employment of the teachers, you will observe that quality persons were engaged to teach our children.
“The very best were taken because, in our employment drive, we are not only looking at the qualified persons but, those who have the knowledge to teach our children in the critical areas,” Okowa said.
He congratulated the new NLC executive in the state, assuring that his administration would continue to partner organized labour to ensure a progressive state.
Earlier, Chairman of NLC in the state, Comrade Goodluck Oforbruku, had said that the visit was to thank the governor for his support to organized labour and workers in the state.