By Henry Falaiye
The Chairman, Ogun State Civil Service Commission, Tokunbo Odebunmi, has said the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration will continue to ensure prompt recruitment into the State Civil Service to fill up available vacancies.
A statement by his Press Officer, Mrs Fatimah Alatishe, said he spoke during an interview with journalists at the Staff Development Centre, Abeokuta, while monitoring the Public Service Entrance Examination for candidates seeking employment into the post of state counsel.
“The present government had been filling up the vacancies in the different cadres of the civil service through recruitments, inter-cadre and inter-service transfers, as well as upgrading of civil servants,” he said.
He added that such vacancies were created due to retirement and resignation of some officers.
The chairman pointed out that the recruitment of the state counsel being the second to be conducted by the present administration, would be based on merit.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary in the Commission, Mr Adedayo Somoye, said the examination was to absorb fresh counsels into the Ministry of Justice.
In their separate remarks, Commissioners III and IV in CSC, Hon. Gabriel Falola and Alhaji Yusuf Adegbenro, respectively assured that the government would provide more jobs for the people.
While speaking on behalf of the candidates, Mr Olayinka Komolafe, a visually impaired said he was optimistic that the examination would pave the way for them to work in the State Civil Service.