Unemployed health workers protest exclusion from recruitment

A group under the platform of the Unemployed Environmental Health Graduates in Lagos State has urged the state Assembly to intervene in the exclusion of the Environmental Health Officers cadre in the ongoing recruitment exercise.

The group, which made the plea in a peaceful protest to the House of Assembly complex, expressed the grievance on the exercise being carried out by the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission.

Coordinator of the Group, Nureni Basorun, told lawmakers that the group has relevant trainings to fit into the job having worked for the state as non-pensionable staff.

He said: “This group is an environment health graduates. We have actually gone through the rudiments of trainings for the cadre of environmental health officers and fit to work at any level-both public and private.

“Majority of us have been working in the system of the Lagos State Government as non-pensionable staff with the hope that when work opportunity arises, we would become full fledged staff.

“Some weeks ago, the Lagos State Local Government Service Commission placed adverts for jobs, which included our areas and we applied.

“Surprisingly, last week it was revealed that interviews were being conducted and up till this moment, all other cadres have been called but our own cadre is about to be swapped for graduates of Anthropology, Bio-technology, Water Science, Crop Protection and Fishery and we thought this shouldn’t be.



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