Taraba State Government has noticed with dismay an attempt by a section of the media to rubbish its present recruitment programme into the state civil service.
This is most unfair to the administration of His Excellency, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku who had taken the bold step to end an employment embargo that had lasted for nearly thirty years.
Under the present recruitment programme conducted by the State Civil Service Commission, over 1,800 young graduates were offered fresh appointments into the service.
Out of this number, 160, that is, one from each of the electoral wards in the state were selected and presented their letters of appointment at a ceremony on Monday April 4, 2022, to symbolically flag off the programme.
At that ceremony, His Excellency, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, Taraba State Governor, and John Mamman, Chairman of the State Civil Service Commission, stated emphatically that the other beneficiaries would collect their appointment letters directly from the Offices of the state civil service commission after confirming their names from the Commission’s internet portal.
It is, therefore, mischievous to suggest, as some sections of the media have done, that only 160 applicants were hired.
Government frowns at this deliberate falsehood and advises the media to desist from misleading the public.
BALA DAN ABU
Special Adviser to the Governor
(Media and Publicity).