Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made a groundbreaking decision to provide automatic employment for first class graduates of Edo origin from all Nigerian universities into the state’s civil and public service. This initiative is aimed at equipping the Edo State Civil and Public Service with top-tier talent in order to achieve the governor’s vision of making Edo the best place to live and work by 2050.
Automatic Employment for First Class Graduates
The Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq., conveyed the governor’s approval and praised this forward-thinking gesture. He described it as pace-setting and a worthy move that aligns with the long-term vision for the state. The initiative was initially extended to the Best Graduating Students of the Edo State University, Uzairue during its 3rd Convocation Ceremony. Later, it was expanded to include graduates from the University of Benin and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
15 First Class Graduates and Best Graduating Students
Okungbowa revealed that the names of 15 First Class graduates and the Best Graduating Students from the aforementioned universities have already been forwarded to the Civil Service Commission for further action. He urged Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities to submit the names and particulars of First Class students who are Edo indigenes to the Edo State Government for the same purpose.
Edo State: A Leader in Compensation and e-Governance
It is worth noting that Edo State is recognized as the highest-paying state government among Nigerian States. Governor Obaseki has raised the minimum wage in the state to N40,000, demonstrating his commitment to investing in human resources. Additionally, the state has implemented an e-governance system that has automated work processes and remodeled the work environment, facilitating a smart and ICT-driven work culture.
Governor Godwin Obaseki’s decision to provide automatic employment for first class graduates of Edo origin in all Nigerian universities is a bold move that showcases his dedication to creating a better future for the state. By attracting and retaining the best and brightest talent, Edo State is well on its way to achieving the ambitious goal of becoming the best place to live and work by 2050. With the backing of a well-paid and innovative workforce, the prospects for Edo State’s continued growth and development are bright.
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