Wike reshuffles cabinet, approves employment of 5000 youths

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Governor, , has approved employment of 5000 youths into civil service and ordered civil servants from grade 10 resume work.


governor also effected minor cabinet reshuffle during Executive Council meeting at , Port Harcourt, on Wednesday.


Speaking after the meeting, the Commissioner for Employment Generation and Empowerment, Mr. Sylvanus Nwankwo said the youths be employed must not be more 35 years.

He said there were existing vacancies in the civil service for engineers, lawyers, medical doctors, technicians and other fields.

In his remarks, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim said the recruitment drive undertaken by the Wike’ administration would cushion the employment gap in the .

Nsirim also said the council directed civil servants, who were asked stay back at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, resume work on November 2and.

He said: “Civil servants on grade level 1 to 10 who have been at home because of COVID-19 pandemic are to resume work Monday November 2nd 2020.

Similarly, bars have been closed down since COVID-19 are to , while night clubs will remain closed.”

He said the approved a minor cabinet reshuffle moving the Commissioner for Chieftaincy and Community Affairs to the Ministry of Works.

He said the current Commissioner for Works would henceforth head the Ministry of Urban Development and Physical Planning, while the commissioner he replaced would move to the Ministry of Transport.

Nsirim said the current Commissioner for Transport would be in charge of the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Community Affairs.

He said the council decided the Rebisi Flyover would be inaugurated on 7th November, 2020 by the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola (SAN).

On his part, the Commissioner for Youths, Prince Ohia said the council approval for the employment of 5000 youths showed that governor Wike is youth friendly.