ASSEMBLY SERVICE COMMISSION TO FILL VACANCIES IN 2020 – BISHOP UWANTA
The Chairman of the Akwa Ibom State Assembly Service Commission, Arch Bishop Andrew Uwanta said there may be opening to fill existing vacancies in the Commission in 2020 pending approval by the State Government.
The Chairman of the Commission, yesterday, said there has not been any employment exercise for staff either in the junior or senior cadre since inception of office on 14th October, 2016 as there has not been any approval by the State Government to fill in existing positions in the Commission.
He expressed hope that the State Government will give approval within the year to employ qualified persons to fill in the available vacancies in the Commission.
The Farmer cum administrator went further to explain his duties in the Commission to be limited to personnel employment, promotion and discipline. He expressed happiness that in his time, staff welfare has been paramount and there is no backlog of staff salaries.
“For me, no one was created to suffer. My duty which covers personnel employment, promotion and discipline, is to ensure there is utmost staff orderliness and compliance during official hours. The Disciplinary Committee set up has facilitated this and so much has been achieved in the area of staff contribution towards work.”
Also as the State Chairman of National Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI), Arch Bishop Andrew Uwanta encouraged youth in the State to be gainfully engaged in farming industry as there is so much gain from farming.
“While waiting for the white-colar jobs, I will advised the youths to make use of their time and engaged in farming activities as there is gain in it.
“I started large scale farming since 2008. I have over 5,000 stands of Palm Plantation, Plantain plantation and a Cassava plantation which employ over 40 workers. I have also set up a mill, though not automated. It is working effectively to convert the palm fruits into oil and crack the kernels.”
As one of the criteria of the present administration for public office holders to be engaged in farming activities, Bishop Uwanta said it is to bring out a sustainable campaign against poverty and provided food security in the State.