Irregularities, Complaints Dent Bayelsa 1,000 Jobs Recruitment
He snapped at everyone like an angry dog. "Stand back!
"You, shift to that side. l don't want to see anybody by that door.
"I need fresh air," he barked.
Mr Bara Wilson could not tolerate the crowd that had barricaded the entrance to his office.
The Civil Service Commission office located at Diete Spiff Road in Ovom, Yenagoa Bayelsa State was the venue for complaints concerning the on-going job recruitment exercise in the State.
It is an exercise meant to fill 1,000 job openings but over 20,000 had applied.
An online timetable for the Civil Service Employment had been published in fulfilment of Governor Seriake Dickson's promise to employ persons into the State Civil Service.
The queue was long with angry and disappointed youths who had come to seek answers to different questions.
A graduate of Law, Miebi Okosu, told Bounce News his name appeared in three different departments.
"l came to notify them.
"I wouldn't want to hear stories at the exam hall," he stressed.
Another applicant, Mr Judge Ekpeyong, said the irregularities were overwhelming.
"When the first list was published, l didn't see my name.
"I came to the office and was told to submit my credentials and a photocopy of the form which I did. Examination is tomorrow and I still can't find my name on the list.
"Bayelsa things dey tire person," he added in pidgin English.
While some people complained about their inability to find their names on the list, others said their names appeared in multiple places.
Some complained of sharing same examination number with some other persons.
By 3:00 p.m. a supplementary list was published.
While some people were excited to see their names and examination numbers, others also complained of their inability to find either their names or faculty in the new list.
Mrs Esther Boye, who had a six week old baby strapped on her back, was not satisfied with the process.
"I couldn't find my name in the first list under faculty of Medical Sciences.
"They have just published a supplementary list and this time, there is no faculty of Medical Sciences in it.
"What is my offence?" she asked amid tears, showing how much she needed the job.
After listening to these complaints, Bounce News sought audience with the commission and a staff, Mrs Inakumo Janet, explained that "those with University degrees and Higher National Diploma are the shortlisted candidates.
"Those who submitted their forms with awaiting result, WAEC, First School Leaving Certificate or have a degree without NYSC certificate have been dropped".
She also emphasised that the employment was just for 1,000 persons and that "it will be survival of the fittest".
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