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Taraba executive council lifts ban on employment


Jolly Nyame

Jolly Nyame

The Taraba State Executive Council has finally lifted the embargo placed on employment many years ago by the first Executive Governor of the state, Rev. Jolly Nyame.The decision to lift the ban last week was based on the draft of the white paper on a committee report on the verification of transfers and employment into the state civil service from November 2012, to May 2015.

At the council meeting, the entire members accepted the white paper committee recommendations, and collectively agreed that in the process of engaging staff into the service, due process should be followed through advertisement of vacancies.

Stressing the need to take into consideration geographical spread, they also agreed that all employment into the state civil service should be made on the strength of presentation of genius education and professional certificates against the statements of results or testimonials.


In the light of the above, the need for all the state owned institutions of higher learning to always endeavour to make available to graduates their certificates within one year of graduation, the council believed has become vital.

The Chief of Staff, Rebo Usman, made this known while briefing journalists on the outcome of the council meeting, which took place in the Executive chamber of the Government House. He said the entire council unanimously agreed that critical area of needs should always be taking into consideration in employment as well as transfer so as to sustain the system.

He informed journalists that the council also resolved that employees currently in the state government payroll without certificates should, as a matter of urgency, be advised to present their genuine education or professional certificates or be thrown into the unemployed market.

Biometric data capturing and analysis of the staff will be carried out to determine the strength of the state workforce and personnel bill, and quickly noted that “this exercise is already ongoing in both the state and local government services.”

The office of the Head of Service, in conjunction with the Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Usman said, have been directed to set in motion machinery to carry out the decision of the council on the aforementioned subject.For the past 10 years, graduates from the state have roamed the streets with their certificates due to government’s refusal to fill in the numerous vacant positions in the state civil services.

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