From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Over 100 casual staff of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly have been screened by the State House of Assembly Service Commission for absorption into the state civil service.
The Permanent Member one of the Commission, Hon Yusuf Ibrahim Wamba, disclosed this during the screening held on Tuesday at the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Lafia the state capital.
According to him, Governor Abdullahi Sule has approved the integration of more than 100 casual employees into the regular public service, necessitating the screening process to be completed.
“We are here to screen the casual staff by screening their credentials among other requirements.
“I want to assure you that only the casual staff will be absorbed into the main stream civil service.
” As His Excellency, Gov. Abdullahi Sule has approved the absorption of the casual staff into permanent and pensionable appointments and the Rt.Hon Speaker, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has given us go ahead to carry out the exercise, warning strongly that only casual staff of the House should be be screen for the exercise .
“There is no outsider that is here for the screening , people that you are seeing here are all casual staff that are working with the State House of Assembly,” he said.
He, therefore appreciated Gov. Sule for the approval and commended the Speaker for the gesture, calling on the casual staff to continue to be dedicated to their duties.
On his part, the Secretary of the Commission, Hon Mohammed Ohinoyi called on the beneficiaries to justify their appointments and reciprocate the gesture through commitment to duties and hard work.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to The Voice including, Abubakar Doma and Zainab Abdulkarim, both expressed happiness that their dreams were gradually coming through after working as casual staff for many years.
They appreciated Governor Sule and the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Ibrahim Abdullahi for the opportunity given them to be part of the exercise.