Ondo State Government says employment of 35 engineers and other professionals into the ministry of lands and infrastructure would reduce wastage and also enhance proper monitoring of government projects.
The Commissioner for Lands and Infrastructure, Engr Raimi Amimu stated this at am induction programme organised for newly employed engineers for the ministry on Thursday in Akure.
Aminu,who noted that the last time recruitment took place at the ministry was in 2009, said it would also reduce brain drain among the engineers in the ministry.
He thanked Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu for the approval to employ and save the future of the ministry because those employed last in 2009 were now on grade level 13 with no engineers in the lower grades.
“We have been crying for this for a while, in the past, an engineer supervises a project, minimum, we are supposed to have three engineers supervising a project,but now the story has changed.
“And it does not make any sens
e and we convince the government that it is going to result to wastage because if contractor cut corner once, government will be losing colossal sum of money and our governor is one that listens if you know what you are doing,” he said.
Aminu later advised the the newly recruited staff to ensure that they were diligent and dutiful with dedication to service.
Also, Commissioner for Information, Mr Donald OJogo said that the employment of new staff during the time of economic downturn around the world could only be embarked upon by a compassionate government like that of Ondo State.
Ojogo urged the engineers to ensure that they repay the faith reposed in them by the government with diligence and hardwork to move the state forward.
Also, Ondo State Head of Service, Pastor John Adeyemi urged the newly inducted staff to be grateful to the governor for approval for their employment.
He urged them to be hardworking ,saying,” in civil service, there is reward for hardwork and also for indolence.”(NAN)