More than 4,000 curriculmn vitae and other credentials from job lobbyists besieging Governor Okezie Ipkeazu of Abia State have hit his social handles, according to one of his aides.
This was said to have been noticed on Saturday, about 24 hours after Ikpeazu announced the sack of the state executive council.
Analysts observed that the state having had the worst unemployment record, any opportunity of vacancies in any sector will usually attract unprecedented rush by applicants.
“I am not surprised that such number of applications could be associated with the cabinet dissolution as many would want to seize the opportunity to either get the job or have someone for it.
“Mind you, Abia State has recorded an impressive turn over of graduates of many professions, with no viable industry in the state to absorb them, any slightest opportunity must never be allowed to slip off,” said Mr. Nathaniel Nabiukwu, former special adviser to the immediate past governor of the state, Chief Theodore Orji.
Others said the desperation to get a state appointment by the indigenes of the state is a reflection of the fact that Abia State as an oil producing state is yet to create wealth for its people.
According to the statement announcing the dissolution of the state executive council, signed and posted on the state government’s official website by the Permanent Secretary, Government House, Mr Onyii Wamah, all affected officials were directed to return all government property in their possession.
According to the permanent secretary, the governor retained his Chief of Staff, Mr Sunny Nwakodo, and the Commissioner for Finance, Mr Obinna Oriaku.
Also retained is the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, Chief Umeh Kalu.
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