Cross River state governor, Ben Ayade has approved the recruitment of additional 1,000 persons to assist in the local production of face masks. This follows the increase in orders from others states from the state’s Garment Factory.

The governor disclosed this while speaking during the induction exercise for the newly recruited workers. He explained that the new intakes were part of the 8,000 job drive embarked upon by his administration to cushion the economic impact of the global pandemic, COVID-19, on Cross River youths.

“Directly behind me is a team of young men and women who have just been recruited as part of the 8000 young people we are recruiting as a consequence of Covid 19 outbreak and as part of the covid 19 program. Cross River committed herself to the recruitment of 8000 young men and women, mopping them off the streets. Consequentially, we have here almost a thousand people who want to resume as fashion designers,” he stated

According to him “they are doing their induction and after this induction they’re expected to commence work because we are also ramping up to three full shifts and we actually need additional hands. So, what you find here is an employment program on that flat rate of N30,000 a month to ensure that everyone of them has a job to do.”

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