BAGG Applauds Governor Alia For Transparent Recruitment Process Into State Institutions


The Benue Alliance for Good Governance (BAGG) commended Governor Hyacinth Alia for what it described as “his proactive approach” in kick-starting recruitment processes within the state institutions as well as ensuring transparency and inclusivity.

BAGG noted that under Governor Alia’s leadership, the approval for the recruitment of over 60 doctors, 140 nurses, and an additional 200 staff across various categories, totaling 400 personnel at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi.

A statement by Dr Aondoakaa Asambe, Convener of BAGG stressed that the significant step marked a departure from the past 16 years, during which there was a notable absence of open and genuine recruitment exercises within the state institutions.

BAGG equally acknowledged Alia’s commitment to rectifying past discrepancies concerning the regrettable retrenchment of staff recruited shortly before the conclusion of the previous administration.

It further said; “Through the current recruitment initiative at the Teaching Hospital, Governor Alia has demonstrated his genuine intentions to uphold ethical standards and fulfill statutory obligations.

“The confidence of BAGG in the Alia administration remains steadfast, as evidenced by the administration’s dedication to moral governance and adherence to established protocols. “With this recruitment initiative being launched within the first ten months of his tenure, BAGG anticipates similar attention to be extended to other institutions and the core civil service in due course,” it said.

BAGG particularly commended Governor Alia for his commitment towards the elevation of governance standards within a relatively short period and urged him to sustain the momentum as well as ensure that the trust bestowed upon him by the people of Benue State continues to be upheld.

The group also commended it coordinator, Dr. Terungwa Hwande for his instrumental role in supporting Governor Alia’s vision, notably for his remarkable efforts in revitalizing the management of the Teaching Hospital, thereby placing it prominently on the global map.

BAGG said that as stakeholders in the advancement of good governance, it affirmed its unwavering support for initiatives aimed at promoting the welfare and prosperity of the people of Benue State.

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