The Kaduna State government has said several of its agencies has recruited 10,000 staff in its various recruitment exercises since 2020, Njenje Media News reports.
The special adviser on media and communication, Muyiwa Adekeye yesterday, in a statement, said the state government said those recruited were officers in the health, education, and regulatory sectors.
The statement said it would continue to hire skilled and essential personnel to fill critical gaps in the public service even as it proceeds with the rightsizing of the workforce.
Adekeye explained that the recruitment would be made from candidates that partook in the suspended recruitment exercise for the core civil service or any agency that requires additional manpower when the need arises.
The statement said further that, despite the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the government has permitted its agencies offering the most essential services to refresh their teams with new staff.
The statement recalled that ‘’Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital employed 283 new doctors, nurses and other essential staff in November 2020. This has allowed the teaching hospital to grow its roster of doctors to 191, from only 32 in 2015,’’ Adekeye disclosed.
The special adviser noted that ‘’with the 215 doctors in the Ministry of Health, Kaduna State now has 406 doctors working in its public service.’’
Besides, ‘’the Ministry of Health has also recruited 1,064 persons, including 196 technical staff and 871 non-technical staff while 1,225 new staff have been injected into the Primary Health Care system,’’ he added.
According to the statement, ‘’Kaduna State University (KASU) has also employed 159 academic staff since 2020. ‘’
‘’The College of Education, Gidan-Waya, has submitted a report on their recent recruitment process and is awaiting approval for the resumption of 388 new staff, including lecturers and other categories of personnel,’’ the statement added.
The special adviser further disclosed that ‘’in the regulatory sector, the Kaduna State Water Services Regulatory Commission has hired 14 more staff.’’