More than 15, 000 youths have applied for the Oyo State Road Traffic Management Agency job vacancies online.
The Chairman of the agency, Dr Akin Fagbemi, disclosed the figure on Monday while updating newsmen on the ongoing recruitment process in the agency.
Fagbemi said the application process through an online portal of the state government was opened on January 14 and closed on January 28.
He, however, said that only 2,000 applicants were able to complete the physical aspect of the application process, such as submission of the acknowledgment page of the application forms.
He said that those who applied comprised of graduates, holders of National Diploma/National Certificate of Education and Secondary School Certificate holders.
He appreciated all the applicants that were able to apply, saying that phase two of the recruitment process would commence soon.
He urged the applicants not to forget that the agency, which is a para-military agency, required some certain parameters and fitness, that they must go through.
“There will be physical exercise, medical checkup and all that, so prepare yourself,” he said.
Fagbemi, while answering question on the numbers of officers to be recruited, said, “The numbers we intend to recruit cannot be verified now as all the applications will be reviewed.
“The recruitment process will determine the numbers to be recruited.”
He, however, disclosed that 20 per cent of the new recruits would be graduates, 30 per cent OND/NCE while 50 per cent would be School certificate holders.
The OYRTMA chairman appreciated the state Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, for being magnanimous to the agency.
“Having seen the need through the demands of the people for more manpower and more hands for the agency to fulfil its mandate, the state government is making serious effort to reduce traffic congestion in the state,” he said.
OYRTMA has a statutory to work on traffic control within the state and also help to reduce traffic congestion and rescue operations.