Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has revamped the civil service with drive to reposition the state for optimal service delivery has thrown up vacancies in the building, maintenance, emergency services and agricultural sectors in the state.
This is coming on the heels of the state government’s renewed commitment to inject new life in the civil service, in pursuance of impactful infrastructure and social development projects in the state.
The vacancies, according to a statement by the Chairman, Edo State Civil Service Commission, Mrs Ekiuwa Inneh, are for engineers, surveyors, firemen, architects, veterinarians, forest officers and town planners.
The recruitment is an affirmation of a number of policy pronouncements made by the governor in recent times, particularly the setting up of ambulance service to facilitate the work of first responders in emergencies; setting up structure for management of the state’s forest assets; establishment of livestock farms and reviving the state’s real estate and agricultural sectors.
It was gathered that the state government is keen on ensuring professionals man the key offices that would be interfacing with the private sector, which is increasingly expanding since the governor’s unrelenting expression of commitment to industrialising the state.
Meanwhile, Obaseki said with the invaluable contributions of the family institution to human development and advancement, more roles should be assigned to the institution.
Obaseki made the case on the occasion of the International Day of Families, celebrated on May 15, each year.
“As the basic unit of society, the family institution has continued to sustain the human race, socialising and preparing children for growth and development,” he said.
The governor added that despite socio-economic and other challenges, such as wars and conflicts, which disrupt the family system in parts of the world, the institution, “has fared well and deserves to be empowered to step out of its traditional roles and do more for society as development-focused governments seek ways of bringing governance closer to the people.”