Rivers Governor Siminalayi Fubara

Fubara cancels Wike’s 10,000 jobs, says it’s political patronage

Rivers State Governor Siminalayi Fubara has ordered that the Civil Service jobs approved by his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, be cancelled while directing a fresh recruitment process.

Fubara, while speaking at an interactive session in Port Harcourt on Friday, said a more transparent process would commence soon, adding that beneficiaries of the scheme, which he phased out, were smuggled in for political patronage.

He said, “On the 10,000 jobs when we came on board, we already had details that were submitted to us from the 23 local government areas. You will agree with me that when we subjected those names to proper scrutiny, most of those names, in fact, 60 per cent of those names were over-aged. They were names that people brought for political patronage.

“But what we are talking about today is employment for the future. I, personally after the analysis of those things, said ‘How will you employ somebody who is 52 years old as a civil servant?’

“How many years is the person going to work before retirement?”

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