A section of the 2,670 graduates newly employed by Yobe state government have expressed gratitude to government for giving them sustainable means of livelihood.
Some of the beneficiaries who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Tuesday, said the employment provided has ended their long stay of unemployment and sufferings.
NAN reports that the newly employed staff received their first salary yesterday and went on shopping spree.
Some of the new staff who posted their payment slips on the Social Media to celebrate the end of their lives of unemployment and the new life as civil servants after several years of unemployment.
Abubakar Usman, 31 and father of two, said he graduated from University of Maiduguri and was unemployed for over five years until now.
“Until now that our kind hearted governor His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni CON, gave us massive employment, we are grateful” he said.
Hadiza Mohammed, another beneficiary said “Governor Buni has given us a life long palliative, we are sincerely grateful”
Kolo Mustapha, another newly employed graduate, said the employment has provided him, his mother and siblings with a means of livelihood.
“We lost our father and our bread winner to the Boko Haram insurgency in Geidam, this employment has provided us with succour and means of livelihood” Mustapha said.
Fanna Ali, mother of Bintu Ali, who benefitted from the Buni employment scheme, said her daughter will now provide for the family and make arrangements for her wedding.
Meanwhile, traders at the Bayan Tasha market, said they have recorded increase in business after payment of the August salary by the state government.
Alhaji Saleh Musa, a foodstuff vendor, said civil servants bought large quantities of foodstuff after receiving their salaries.
Malah Bukar, a provision store owner, said “many civil servants bought provisions and other family needs after payment of salary by the state government.
“There was also increase in business with the payment of salaries to the newly employed civil servants”.