The Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Pastor Paulinus Nsirim, has assured of the government’s commitment to creating sustainable employment opportunities for the teeming youths of the state.
Nsirim, who made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with City News, said job creation is a top priority for the Nyesom Wike administration.
He urged candidates who recently applied for the 5,000 jobs promised by the state government to be optimistic as applications are still being sorted and processed.
“There is no delay, whatsoever. With the number of applications that were received, there is a template being used to access it. Civil Service Commission is in the process of screening to know that those who qualify are those who will be given the job. They need to ensure that no one who qualified is disenfranchised. It is not as if government is not doing anything. Thousands of applications were received. It is a thorough-going process.
He added that it is not the modus operandi of the Wike administration to make promises it cannot fulfill.
“Those who applied should be patient. The character of this administration is one that keeps promises. Wike is one governor that has said he will not leave any abandoned project, and this 5,000 jobs is one promise he will fulfill. It is top priority for him. He wants to see how he can empower the youth, because when these people are employed, it will have a ripple effect. They will be able to take care of others close to them.”