Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has approved the hiring of 1,684 secondary school teachers, extension workers, and employees of the state-owned Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare.
Alhaji Yahuza Adamu Haruna, the State Head of Civil Service, made the announcement on Tuesday.
From the 1,684 to be employed, a total of 1,000 teachers for English Language, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, and ICT were approved to be employed.
Haruna said the approval followed the lifting of the embargo of employment into the state civil service by Governor Mohammed in his inaugural address on May 29.
Alhaji Adamu also disclosed that 150 staff are to be employed for the Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, while 206 extension workers and farm managers are to be employed in the state Ministry of Agriculture in fulfillment of the Governor’s promise during the launch of the 2023 farming season and sales of fertilizer in Azare.
He then commended the Governor for giving the approval, which he said would not only make the needed manpower in relevant sectors available but also enhance the state’s economic status.
Reacting, the state council of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, welcomed the development, saying that by lifting the embargo on employment in the state, Governor Mohammed had shown that he was a listening governor.
The state NLC chairman, Comrade Dauda Maidara Shu’aibu commended the Governor for his efforts aimed at reducing the unemployment rate in the state.