Kaduna: El-Rufai hires 10,000 skilled, essential staff

Kaduna State Government will continue to hire skilled and essential personnel to fill critical gaps in the service even as it proceeds with the rightsizing the workforce.

The recruitment will be made from candidates that partook in the suspended recruitment exercise core civil service or any agency that requires additional manpower when the need arises.

In a statement issued by Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye on Monday, the government argued that ‘’despite the uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the government has permitted its agencies offering the most essential services to refresh their teams with new staff.’’

The statement recalled that ‘’several agencies of the Kaduna State Government have since 2020 conducted various recruitment exercises for 10,000 staff. These include officers in the health, education and regulatory sectors.’’

‘’Barau Dikko employed 283 new doctors, nurses and other essential staff in November 2020. This has allowed the to grow its roster of doctors to 191, from only 32 in 2015,’’ Adekeye disclosed.

The Special Adviser noted that ‘’with the 215 doctors in the Ministry of Health, Kaduna state now has 406 doctors working in its service.’’

Besides, ‘’the Ministry of Health has also recruited 1,064 persons, including 196 technical staff and 871 non-technical staff while 1,225 new staff have been injected into the Primary Health Care system,’’ he added.

According to the statement, ‘’Kaduna State University (KASU) has also employed 159 academic staff since 2020. ‘’

‘’The College of Education, Gidan-Waya, has submitted a report on their recent recruitment process and is awaiting resumption of 388 new staff, including lecturers and other categories of personnel,’’ the statement added.

The Special Adviser further disclosed that ‘’in the regulatory , the Kaduna State Water Services Regulatory Commission has hired 14 more staff.’’