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Akeredolu recruits 35 engineers, architects, others into Ondo workforce



Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has employed 35 engineers, architects, land surveyors and other professionals into the state workforce.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde, made this known on Friday in a statement titled, ‘Gov Akeredolu Recruits 35 Engineers, Other Professionals.’

The State Commissioner of Works, Raimi Aminu, stated that such employment was necessary to fill the vacant positions in the ministry.

Aminu, who spoke at the one-week induction programme organized for the newly recruited officers in Akure, added that for the past thirteen years, no professionals have been employed in the cadre.

‘You can see the economic situation, even at the federal level. It’s dwindling. Despite that, the governor saw reason with us and gave approval for the engagement of these professionals.’ The statement quoted the commissioner as saying.

He continued, ‘The last time this type of exercise happened in the state was 2009 when professionals were recruited. Now the least officer among them is on grade level 13. There is a need for a succession plan. Those positions that had been vacant will be filled by this crop of officers after their tutelage.’

According to him, the normal practice was to have at least three engineers on a project but this is far from the situation before the recruitment where a single engineer might be supervising about three projects.

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