30 Corps members get automatic jobs in Edo
EDO State Governor Adams Aliu Oshiomhole yesterday announced the offer of automatic employment to 30 corps members who distinguished themselves during their service in the state.
The occassion was the passing out ceremony of the 2012 Batch ‘B’ members of the corps in the state.
The governor also promised to pay N25,000 each to corps members who served in the state’s public schools.
He said those to be employed would be deployed to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
Oshiomhole said he was impressed by the community development projects embarked upon by the corps members.
These, the governor said, include the construction of an abattoir with drainage, renovation of two blocks of 16 toilets at Igueben Market, the construction of a library with six long tables and 36 chairs at St. John Bosco’s College, Ubiaja.
Others are free skill acquisition training for some students, as well as provision of free legal service to indigent residents.
Oshiomhole said the jobs were offered the outstanding corps members in appreciation of their contributions to the development of the state and the nation.
He said: “Having worked so hard, I am happy that the NYSC recognises that beyond sermonising, one of the things we can do to encourage outstanding performance is to publicly acknowledge those who have distinguished themselves.
“Moments ago, I had the honour of presenting certificates of merit as well as small cash gifts to those of your colleagues who performed in an outstanding manner. In addition to these certificates of merit and cash, I am so impressed by the narrative of the State Coordinator that the Edo State Government should go beyond the cash and certificates.
“Therefore, I will like to offer to those of you, who wish to accept, that those who benefitted from this merit award, that we will offer them automatic employment in our public service. We will also ensure that the terms are competitive such that you will want to stay and settle in Edo.
“In addition to that, you are aware that in Edo State we have the Edo Youth Employment Scheme (Edo YES) and we have a robust ICT unit where we are training graduates and even non-graduates, including those with knowledge of computer science.
“We want to offer, through your Coordinator, 26 openings. I invite you to nominate 26, comprising 13 men and 13 women. We will offer them employment, in addition to the four. We will ask them to join our ICT team. We will give them job training; we will give them the requisite training and exposure and they will be able to add value to the development of our great state
“As leaders, we must, by our actions, demonstrate that we are all one and the same. It is the elite who are bereft of ideas, who play up ethnic, regional and other primordial sentiments. We in Edo State have gone beyond those. The task we have is to make everyone, who lives in this state, feel at home.”