The Governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency Seriake Dickson, has just made an offer of automatic employment to all the PhD holders of the state origin, as well as those from other Ijaw-speaking states in the country, according to reports from Igbere Tv News.
The governor declared that beneficiaries of the offer included Ijaw from Ondo, Edo, Delta, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states.
This was contained in statement by the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, on Friday that Dickson made the announcement while inaugurating the Committee for the Employment of PhD holders across Ijaw land.
This move is coming in just only a few weeks after the governor made a similar gesture for all first-class graduates of the state origin.
He said the PhD holders to be employed would be deployed in the various state-owned tertiary institutions, including the Niger Delta University, the University of Africa, the Bayelsa Medical University, the College of Education and the Bayelsa State Polytechnic.
According to Dickson, the PhD holders’ employment, including those in the Diaspora, is part of the ongoing efforts of the government to reposition the state’s education sector and make it more viable.
The statement said the committee was headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Kemela Okara, and that those interested could apply through the committee for immediate employment.
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