A member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Chief Chinedu Ogah, has called for the employment of the people of the state at the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike.
Ogah, the National Coordinator of the Buhari/Osibanjo Initiative for Demonstrating Change, made the call in Ikwo on Monday.
Ogah, who hails from the community, said that the citizens of the state should constitute, at least, 70 per cent of its junior staff cadre to ease the unemployment challenges.
“The institution should offer them employment immediately not because I am their friend but because it is in its social responsibility stipulations.
“I will officially inform the institution next week and if they fail to do so, I will seek legal action to that effect.
“The institution must employ our people who are qualified but I must commend its Vice Chancellor for his efforts so far”, he said.
Ogah said he offered scholarship to Mr Daniel Atta, a 300-level student of the institution under his foundation’s scholarship scheme.
“The students sang admirably during the institution’s last convocation ceremony. We have offered scholarship to 36 students in different institutions in the country.
“We are offering the scholarships to impact on the lives of the people and will also encourage the students who bagged First-Class Degrees as announced during the convocation.
“Most of the people we assisted are those who are naturally endowed but have no one to assist them to achieve their life ambitions”, he said.