More than 4,000 candidates shortlisted from a pool of 15,000 applicants for civil service positions in Edo State are taking computer-based testing, officials in Edo say.
Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin over the weekend, said the ongoing recruitment is part of reforms by Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to strengthen the state’s civil and public service for optimal and efficient service delivery.
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According to him, the ongoing reforms in the civil service are also aimed at energising government ministries, departments and agencies with the right tools and skills to deliver efficient service to Edo people.
“We are rebranding the civil service and Mr. Governor is very passionate about making sure the whole process becomes a success,” Okungbowa noted. He added that the government is ensuring that only the best hands fill the vacant positions. Okungbowa reassured that the ongoing recruitment exercise is free, fair, merit-driven and in accordance with global best practices.
“There are two sets of graduates to be employed; young graduates who are qualified and others in the experienced cadre who should have applied with cognate experience in the position applied for,” he said.