The Governor of Edo State, Obaseki has declared 725 vacancies in the State's ministries.
Governor Obaseki declared this on Sunday during the thanksgiving service at the Government House in Benin.
He added that 25 hectares of land have been bought to build a correctional facility in the state.
He said, “About 725 vacancies have been declared. Within a month, the recruitment of a new generation of professionals will commence in earnest. By early next year, we would have completed the process.
“We will commence intensive training early next year for 30 to 45 days, by which time most vacancies would have been filled in the public service.
“After this, we will announce political appointments and get political actors to join us to begin to work on our manifesto to fulfill our promises to Edo people.
“Work starts on Monday. We have announced the appointment of Secretary to the State Government (Osarodion Ogie).
“We are expanding the transition team and they have 60 days added to the initial timeline to complete all aspects of their work.
“Together, we will design a new security scheme. We cannot wait for one central policing system to take care of the policing needs of the Edo people.
“We have already graduated the first batch of 877 of the 2000 community constables that have been trained by the Nigeria Police Force.
“They would be deployed in various communities to work with local community arrangements to ensure effective coordination and keep criminals out of the state.”