Governor Bello Masari of katsina State has approved automatic employment for 'first class' graduates of the state University, named Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, UMYU, into the civil service of the state.
The governor gave the approval while flagging off the Katsina State sponsored ’’National Talent Hunt, program intended to select young talents held at the conference Hall of Katsina State Local Govt Service Commission.
Noting the future growth and development of the state is in the hands of the youths, Masari said; “engaging the young and brilliant graduates was aimed at reducing unemployment as well as filling the gaps created by frequent retirement from service.
His words: "My administration has accorded top priority in restoring the lost glory in the education sector.T Thesustenance of qualifying examination by my administration is yielding the desired results by encouraging our final year students in the secondary schools to excel in public examinations like NECO and WAEC."
‘’In 2019 Katsina state clinched the leading position in the presidential debate and currently the state is taking part in this year’s edition of the competition," he said.
He further commended the youths from Katsina State for shunning participation in the recent nationwide #EndSARS protest, saying they made the state proud as the most peaceful and hospitable state.
He urged the organisers of the Talent Hunt competition to give all contestants level playing field, particularly by identifying the best among the contestants.
The state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, assured the current administration would sustain continue support for the youths by formulating very friendly policies and programs.
Special Adviser to the State Governor on Higher Education, Mall Bashir Usman Ruwan Godiya, assured that those who emerged as the best one hundred winners by taking first, second and third positions would be rewarded alongside some others.
He urged participants to submit all entries before February 8 2021, when the actual competition is billed to start.