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Zamfara state government set to recruit 8,000 workers

“I have already saved this money for the implementation of the programme for the next five months.

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The Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, on Wednesday, reportedly said announced plans to recruit 8,000 workers into the civil service.

The governor, who disclosed this on a media programme in Gusau, said the government has saved money for the payment of the new workers.

The governor also promised to disburse N150 million to empower 7, 500 women in the state to earn a decent living. News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The statement reads: “Plans have been perfected by the state government for the recruitment of 8,000 workers into the civil service.

“On this issue too, I have made sure that the money that will be used in paying these additional workers have been secured for the next five months.

“This class of workers do not, however, include the 1,400 youth employed but not being paid by the immediate past administration for over two years.

“I have since directed for the screening of the 1,400 and immediately the screening is over, those who have not taken up other jobs or secured admissions to continue their education will be fully included in the state’s nominal role.”

“The first set of 1,500 women are likely to start benefiting from this month (July), and this will be followed with another set of 1,500 women.

“I have already saved this money for the implementation of the programme for the next five months and I want to assure women in the state that unlike in the past, this programme will last throughout the life span of my administration.

“This money which I want our women to use in improving their living standard is not going to be given as loan but free of charge,” Matawalle assured.

(NAN)

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