Borno State is a war torn state in the North East, Nigeria, crisis in the state has claimed not less than thousands of lives, rendered children out of schools and homes destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The state Governor Kashim Shettima has recently approved recruitment of not less than 300 fresh tertiary graduates into the Borno State Civil Service with immediate effect.
The state governor 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 the 27 July.
The Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy to the state government, Malam Isa Gusau, made this disclosed through a statement issued in Maiduguri, the state capital.
According to the statement, Malam Isa said “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.”
“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,” he said.
It was further disclosed that the state government saving of N500m will enable it to employ 300 more graduates for now.
The recruitment exercise was aimed at re-positioning the Civil Service across the state with productive youths that would play a pivotal role in the ongoing rebuilding of the state.
Malam Isa further reiterates that the 300 fresh graduates slots were created in the Civil Service of the state due to successful verification of workers in the civil service during which 10,000 ghost workers were detected on the payroll of the Borno State government, whom siphoned more than 500 million for more than 20 years.