DELTA GOVT SETS UP COMMITTEE TO RE-EXAMINE 2015 SUSPENDED RECRUITMENT EXERCISE
A statement signed by the Head of Service, Reginald Bayoko, reads:
It is hereby announced for the information of the general public particularly Deltans that in fulfillment of his earlier promise to revisit the 2015 recruitment exercise which was suspended due to alleged irregularities, His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, has approved the commencement of a screening exercise to review the suspended recruitment with a view to lifting the suspension.
The screening exercise which is to be handled by a 9-man Committee is expected to be concluded within three weeks.
The action of the government was in deference to public concerns regarding the fate of candidates who might have genuine cases, the continuous exit of staff in the civil service due to retirement and the apparent incremental improvement in the state economy.
The Committee has the following terms of reference:
i. to determine the number/nomenclature of advertised posts that were filled;
ii. to screen the candidates, specifying those considered eligible and those not eligible for each of the advertised posts;
iii. to ascertain the number and geographical spread of applicants/candidates involved in the exercise according to their respective local government areas and the genuineness of their certificates/credentials and their local government of origin;
iv. to make appropriate recommendations to government on the number of candidates and categories to be absorbed from those found eligible
v. to recommend measures to avoid future occurrence of irregularities in the recruitment process.