Niger State Government set to employ 500 youths

Posted by Obinna Unaeze | 19 April 2018 | 2,651 times

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The Niger State Government says 500 Youth traffic vanguards would be employed into its civil service.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the youths were engaged under the YES by the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government of former governor Babangida Aliyu.

Alhaji Ibrahim Fanti, the state commissioner for Transport, said this while briefing newsmen on Thursday at the Government House, Minna.

“The state government has concluded arrangement to employ 500 traffic youth vanguards working under the YES,” he said.

Fanti said that a committee has been set up by government to workout modality of recruiting the youths into the state civil service.

He said that they would be recruited into various cadres based on their academic qualifications and paid accordingly.

“As I speak with you now the state government has paid them all their monthly stipends, so we are not owing them,” he said.

In a related development, Alhaji Zakari Jikantoro, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said that government had concluded arrangements to purchase eight Toyota Prado jeeps at the cost of N374.5 million for the eight Emirs in the state.

Jikantoro said this also at the news conference. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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