From Tongnaan Bawa, Jos
Plateau State Governor, Caleb Mutfwang, has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to fairness and justice for all residents, regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.
The Governor stated this on Tuesday while receiving the findings of the Committee on Review of Employment at the New Government House, Jos.
Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Arc. Samuel Jatau, Governor Mutfwang reiterated that Plateau State belongs to all its indigenes, emphasizing that discrimination based on religion, ethnicity, or political affiliation will not be tolerated.
He noted that the Committee had meticulously assessed employment processes across various Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure fairness, equity, and justice and found out lack of due process, irregularities, and the absence of involvement by the Civil Service Commission in some of the employment exercises conducted by the previous administration.
Governor Mutfwang, In a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, expressed concern about youth unemployment in the state and vowed to address it in adherence to civil service rules. He emphasized the need for due process in all government activities and stressed the importance of rectifying past irregularities.
“We must adhere to due process in carrying out government activities. From the reports, many MDAs did not follow due process, and we will ensure the right thing is done,” he affirmed.
He said Governor Mutfwang’s vision for Plateau State is to elevate it among the top 10 states in the country, thereby improving the lives of its people.
The Governor there expressed state government’s determination to implement fair and just employment practices that will ensure a prosperous future for all Plateau citizens.
Submitting the report, the Chairman of the Committee, Dr. Ishaya Agaldu highlighted several issues identified during the committee’s assessment, including rushed employment processes, sharing of employment slots, improper allocation of slots to political parties, traditional leaders, and religious bodies, as well as irregular payments to staff without proper authorization.
The Committee recommended a thorough review of the employment exercise, with exemptions for MDAs that followed due process.