Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has approved the recruitment of 1,684 secondary school teachers, extension workers, and staff of the state-owned Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare.
This was disclosed to journalists in Bauchi by the State Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Yahuza Adamu Haruna, adding that the approval followed the lifting of the embargo of employment into the state civil service by Governor Mohammed in his inaugural address on May 29.
The Head of Service disclosed that of the 1,684 to be employed, a total of 1,000 teachers for English Language, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics and ICT were approved to be employed.
Alhaji Adamu added that 150 staff are to be employed for the Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, while 206 extension workers and farm managers are to be employed in the state Ministry of Agriculture in fulfillment of the Governor’s promise during the launch of the 2023 farming season and sales of fertilizer in Azare.
He then commended the Governor for giving the approval, which he said would not only make the needed manpower in relevant sectors available but also enhance the state’s economic status.
Adamu, however, warned applicants to be careful of fraudsters and assured them that the recruitment process would be monitored by the government and security agents in order to identify those that may capitalize on it to defraud unsuspecting applicants.
Meanwhile, while reacting to the development, the state council of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, welcomed it, saying that by lifting the embargo on employment in the state, Governor Mohammed had shown that he was a listening governor.
The state NLC chairman, Comrade Dauda Maidara Shu’aibu commended the Governor for his efforts aimed at reducing the unemployment rate in the state.
Shu’aibu said the NLC had previously advised the Governor to recruit more hands in critical areas during Workers’ Day.