The recruitment of qualified applicants for the Akwa Ibom Electric Metering Company has commenced with a written interview conducted for over 1,500 applicants at the CBN Hall of the University of Uyo Town Campus.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Technical Matters and Due Process, Engr. Ufot Ebong, said the test is the first step towards shortlisting applicants for an oral interview before they are finally sent abroad for specialized training abroad.
The governor’s aide particularly acknowledged a nursing mother who came for the interview with her 6 months old baby, and commended her for effectively keying into the dakkada philosophy of the Governor instead of depending on being spoon fed.
Engr. Ebong restated Governor Emmanuel’s resolve that only the best among the applicants should be considered through a fair and transparent process.
Over 1,500 applicants took part in the interview test which was divided into three sessions. This excludes the janitorial services who will be contacted subsequently.
Commenting on the test, an applicant Mr Michael Udokim said he got an sms and email notification on the interview about six days ago, adding that the examination was well coordinated.
He was pleased that everyone who came for the interview including those who where not shortlisted were all allowed to take part in the interview test and commended Governor Emmanuel keeping his promise of opening up job opportunities for the teaming populace.