By Our Correspondent
Since job vacancies were advertised for two of governor Ayade’s projects, the Cross River Green Police and the Garment Factory, a few days ago, over 6000 applicants have so far submitted their resume to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, with hundreds of women and youths expressing joy and hope about the prospect of a meaningful source of livelihood.
It would be recalled that Governor Ayade, upon his inauguration on May 29, 2015, had promised to create at least one thousand jobs within his first one hundred days in office.
The governor said he was going to take creation of jobs seriously so as to rekindle hope by breaking the vicious cycle of employment that had been the lot of the citizenry for sometime now.
With the commencement of recruitment into the state’ garment factory and the Green Police, it is now hoped that the process will lead to sustainable jobs for youths and women in the state.
A statement from the Governor’s Spokesperson, Mr. Christian Ita says, “Ahead of its commissioning in a couple of weeks, the garment factory is expected to absorb several hundred women, mostly widows while the Green Police, a non arm bearing organisation established to protect the state’s vast forest reserve and the environment in general, will employ about a thousand.”
Governor Ayade, while conceiving the two projects, said it was a more institutionalized way of empowering the people, noting that the era of giving out handouts as empowerment which was basically unsustainable was over.
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