The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has approved the automatic employment of first-class graduates of Edo origin in all Nigerian universities into the state’s civil and public service. The approval was conveyed in a statement issued by the Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa Esq.
Okungbowa who praised the governor for the gesture described the initiative as pace-setting and a worthy move that would equip the Edo State Civil and Public Service with the best brains to engender the vision of making Edo the best place to live and work by 2050.
He stated that the gesture was initially extended to the best-graduating students of the Edo State University, Uzairue during its 3rd Convocation Ceremony, and later extended to the University of Benin and Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
He called on vice-chancellors of Nigerian universities to forward the names and particulars of First Class students, who are Edo indigenes to the Edo State Government for the purpose.
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