A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Saliu Mustapha has charged the newly recruited TESCOM and SUBEB teachers in Kwara State to live up to public expectations in the discharge of their duties.
Mustapha, who was a former gubernatorial aspirant in Kwara State, gave this charge in a statement signed by his media aide, Comrade Yakub Ishowo on Sunday, May 2.
Over 4,000 recruits were selected from a pool of applicants, following a rigorous pruning process by the state government recently.
The exercise has been adjudged to be credible and merit-based.
In the statement, the APC chieftain who’s also vying for the post of National Chairman of the party congratulated the new teachers, noting there is a groundswell of expectations by parents, pupils and a critical mass of the Kwara populace from them.
“To be picked strictly on merit from among over fifty thousand applicants, without knowing a former this or a former that, was no mean feat.
“The only way, therefore, for the successful applicants to show gratitude to a state that has staked so much for them on this exercise is to live up to public expectations, and more importantly to play their parts in keeping the state on the same steady cause that has been started and pursued so far.” Mustapha said.
He also commended the Kwara State Government for the successful implementation of the recruitment exercise, which he described as “a testament to the new normal that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is evolving in the governance of the state.”