By Ushang Ewa
As earlier reported by CrossRiverWatch, the recruitment exercise for the Green Police over the weekend held in the U.J Esuene stadium, Calabar with over 1,000 applicants including non applicants partaking in the process which lasted over eight hours.
The exercise began few minutes past seven o’clock with those present going for a six kilometer walk from the stadium to Mobil filling station and back before filing in several queues according to their respective local government areas where they were screened.
Several applicants were heard calling their colleagues, friends and family to come to the venue not minding whether they applied or not and one who declined mentioning his name says he is an example and is there to try his luck.
A twist to the event came as several were asked to go home and attach certain files but upon return were not screened with the Permanent Secretary, Forestry Commission, Perpetua Aji asking some to report to the office of the Forestry Commission on Monday, August 24, 2015.
As at 4;07pm the screening had stopped with those who had gone home to complete their documents, especially those in Akamkpa local government area asked also to return on yesterday despite pleas which began around 3:30pm owing to the arrival of the Pelican Stars and Nassarawa Amazons football clubs for a Nigeria Women Premier League encounter in the same venue.
The Permanent Secretary when approached declined comments and left the venue with other staff following suit a few minutes later.
As at the point of departure, CrossRiverWatch gathered from staff around that the total number of applicants who were screened for the local governments excluding Biase which was yet to be completed are as follows: Akamkpa 353, Akpabuyo 173, Bakassi 78, Calabar Municipal 86 and Calabar South 487 totaling 1,258.
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