Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta has ordered the State’s Head of Service, Sir Okey Ofili, to refund the N1000 paid by each applicant for employment into the civil service.
The governor, who gave the order while answering questions at a news conference in Asaba on Thursday, condemned the payment of fees by job seekers.
He remarked that the jobs were not for sale and that no applicant should be made to pay anything to the state’s Civil Service Commission while applying for any job.
“So, the head of service should immediately refund the said fees to all the applicants who had made payment to the commission in that direction”, Uduaghan stressed.
He called on all those who had made such payments to go for the refunds.
The governor noted that the administration’s agenda was targeted at job creation, adding that more people would be engaged in the state to keep the environment clean.
He said the administration was also creating jobs in the agriculture sector.
On council polls, the governor held that it was the responsibility of Delta State Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) to determine when it would hold, not his.
He assured the people that the SURE-P fund was not in a private bank account as alleged in some quarters.