…set to promote over 5500 civil servants

The Ondo state government has said there are no plans to retrench public servants in the State, just as it is presently considering the promotion  of 3400 senior pin up casino civil servants in the  State.

The Head of  Service, Pastor Adeniran Adeyemo stated this on Monday while addressing workers at the commencement of the year 2022 promotion exercise of the Senior  Management Committee, organised by the Office of the Head of Service.

Adeyemo who urged the civil servants to be diligent, steadfast and committed to their duties, maintained  that promotion was an appointment and necessary to enable workers improve on their jobs.

He explained that the government had  concluded plans to organise trainings for civil servants, believing such would enable them to give their best.

Adeyemo stated that the statutory exercise was very important and remained another avenue to refresh and improve the capacity of participants.

The HoS promised the staff that their promotion letters would be ready by the end of the month.

According to him, the Senior  Management Committee is presently  considering 3,400 senior civil servants  for promotion, while about 1,500 civil servants were initially considered for promotion last month.

Corroborating  his view, the Permanent Secretary, Service Matters  Department, Mr Jimoh Afolabi said the Senior Management Committee was a seven-man panel made up of the  Head of Service as the Chairman and other members of the Committee are the Permanent Secretaries,Office  of Establishment and Trainings, Ministry  of Finance, Civil  Service  Commission, Service Matters Department, Reform Office, Ministry  of Justice and the most senior permanent secretary in the State.

He stated that the Committee would examine the participants and would  recommend those who are qualified  for the consideration and approval  of the Civil Service Commission.

In a remark, the Ag. Permanent  Secretary Civil Service Commission, Mr Wole Akinkuotu, noted that the weeklong exercise was part of the  commitment of government to ensure  civil servants get their promotions as and when due.

He said the last phase of the exercise would be determined  by the Civil  Service Commission that appoints, promotes and dismisses officers  in the Civil Service.

Akinkuotu said, so far there is available vacancies,officers who are eligible and have performed well during the promotion exercise would be promoted.

Responding, one the participants, Mr Lanre Amuda said the exercise  is smooth and seamless.

He noted that the interview was very thorough and the need to have additional qualifications in the service  has been re-emphasised.

According  to him, the interview  is necessary to justify  the promotion of the officers, whilst they hope to get their letters very soon in order to enjoy its financial benefits.

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