State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, has employed 35 engineers, architects, land surveyors, and other professionals into the state workforce.
Richard Olatunde, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Gov Akeredolu Recruits 35 Engineers, Other Professionals.’
The State Commissioner of Works, Raimi Aminu, said that such employment was necessary to fill the vacant positions in the ministry.
According to him, no professionals have been employed in the cadre in the past thirteen years.
H said, ‘You can see the economic situation, even at the federal level. It’s dwindling. Despite that, the governor saw reason with us and gave approval for the engagement of these professionals.’ The statement quoted the commissioner as saying.
‘The last time this type of exercise happened in the state was 2009 when professionals were recruited. Now the least officer among them is on grade level 13. There is a need for a succession plan. Those positions that had been vacant will be filled by this crop of officers after their tutelage.’
Aminu, however, lauded the government for approving the recruitment and expressed hope that the injection of the new officers into ministry would further ease the workload.