By Dipo Olowookere Sokoto State Governor, Mr Aminu Tambuwal, has approved the employment of 96 new science and technology teachers and 20 lawyers to serve as counsels in the state\u2019s ministries of science and technology and justice. \u201cThose to be employed as teachers will have the necessary qualifications for teaching and will be posted to secondary schools under the Ministry of Science and Technology. \u201cAs for the lawyers, they will augment the existing 56 lawyers in the ministry of justice. They will serve as replacement for state counsels who retired or died while on duty, as well as those who joined the federal judiciary,\u201d a statement issued in on Monday by the Governor's spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, disclosed. It was added that the new recruits will improve the manpower needs of the two ministries, and enhance productivity in the state civil service. So far, according to reports, not less than 300 applications from various candidates seeking to fill in the vacant posts announced have been received by the state civil service commission. It would be recalled that few days ago, the state government announced the recruitment of 21 fresh doctors for the state ministry of health, while last year, 500 teachers were recruited to teach in various secondary schools across the state.