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Why Fubara halts Wike’s last minutes’ flawed recruitment process, vows transparency

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Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has announced the cancellation of the 10,000 job recruitment initiative for the state civil service initiated by the previous administration.

Fubara cited significant flaws and compromises in the process, which was approved by former Governor Nyesom Wike shortly before leaving office.

In an interactive session with stakeholders in Port Harcourt, Governor Fubara emphasized the need for a transparent recruitment process.

He expressed disappointment over the initial list of selected candidates from the 23 local government areas, revealing that many were chosen for political reasons rather than merit.

“When we scrutinized the names, we found that 60 percent were over-aged and selected for political patronage. Employment should be about the future, not political favors. How can we justify hiring someone who is 52 years old as a civil servant?” Fubara questioned.

Governor Fubara assured stakeholders that the recruitment process would resume after the necessary corrections are made to ensure transparency and fairness.

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He emphasized his administration’s commitment to maintaining a strong social bond with the people of Rivers State, aiming to drive governance that benefits the well-being and development of the state.

Fubara made these comments during a meeting with the RIWAMA Service Providers Association, who conducted a solidarity walk to the Government House Gate in Port Harcourt.

Addressing the service providers, he urged them to enhance their efforts in keeping the streets clean, recognizing their crucial role in maintaining a hygienic environment.

Represented by George Nwaeke, Head of the Rivers State Civil Service, Governor Fubara appreciated the daily efforts of the service providers and stressed the importance of a clean environment for public health and government connectivity with the people.

Fubara also called for a return to Port Harcourt’s reputation as the Garden City, urging service providers to avoid actions that could tarnish the state’s image and deter investment.

“If we demarket our state, we harm our future. Discouraging investment by spreading negative perceptions only undermines our progress and the opportunities for our children,” Fubara warned.

The solidarity walk, led by the Chairman of the RIWAMA Service Providers Association, Andrew Ijegba was part of the celebrations marking Governor Fubara’s first year in office.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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