Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, has approved immediate recruitment of 300 graduates into the state Civil Service.
This is contained in a statement by Isa Gusau, his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy.
Shettima gave the approval while presenting certificates to 10 youths sponsored by the State Government for a one-year course on electricity generation, distribution and transmission at the National Power Training Institute, Maiduguri, on Sunday.
“Shettima has directed the State Civil Service Commission to begin procedures for the recruitment of 300 graduates of various fields from the 27 local government areas into the service,” Gusau said.
He explained that the 300 slots were created in the service due to successful verification of workers in the civil service during which 10,000 ghost workers were detected.
Those detected, Gusau lamented, had siphoned over 500 million from government for more than 20 years.
He added that “The government now spends about N2.2 billion monthly for salaries and pensions as against the previous salary bill of N2.7 billion since 1999″.
The media adviser said the governor assured that more workers would be eventually employed in other categories of the civil service.