Excitement As C/River Begins Recruitment Into Green Police, Calabar Garment Factory
BEVERLY HILLS, August 02, (THEWILL) – Cross River State youth and women, especially widows, can now heave a sigh of relief as their situation appears to be taking a turn for the better with the commencement of recruitment into the state’s garment factory and the Green Police.
The garment factory and the Green police are two of several opportunities designed by the state governor, Senator Ben Ayade, to create over a thousand jobs for the teeming unemployed men and women to mark his 100 days in office.
Ahead of its commissioning in a couple of weeks, the garment factory is expected to absorb several hundred women, mostly widows, while the Green Police, a non arm-bearing organisation established to protect the state’s vast forest reserve and the environment in general, will employ about a thousand workers.
Governor Ayade, while conceiving the two projects, said it was a more institutionalised way of empowering the people, noting that the era of giving out handouts as empowerment which was basically unsustainable was over.
Since the job vacancies for the two projects were advertised a few days ago, over 6,000 applicants have so far submitted their resume to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, with hundreds of women and youths expressing joy and hope about the prospect of a meaningful source of livelihood.
It would be recalled that Governor Ayade, upon his inauguration on May 29, 2015, had promised to rekindle hope by breaking the vicious of cycle of employment that had been the lot of the citizenry for sometime now.