The new staff cut across different positions.
The Ogun State Government has recruited additional 481 health workers. The new staff were issued appointment letters on Thursday.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Olaokun Soyinka, disclosed this in Abeokuta, explaining that, the employment is the first phase of government planned recruitment of 782 workers into the Ogun State Hospitals Management Board.
He stated that the appointment has kicked off with employment letters given out to the first batch of 481 successful applicants.
Mr. Olaokun said that the exercise is in fulfilment of the electioneering campaign promises of the Ibikunle Amosun- led administration towards providing job opportunities.
He added that it is also a major step forward in delivering the healthcare promises enshrined in the five cardinal programme of the state government.
The commissioner lauded the governor for approving the recruitment exercise to fill vacant posts and said that patients and healthcare workers alike would feel the impact of the employment greatly.
He disclosed that the exercise covers all health care jobs including security men, gardeners, nursing sisters, medical officers, clerical officers and consultants.
One of the new recruits, Ademola Babatunde, a nursing sister, expressed gratitude to the state government for her employment, saying she was elated for being among the successful ones.