Ondo State Governor, Oluwatotimi Akeredolu, has approved the promotion of no fewer than 8,415 civil servants in the state from grade level one to 13.
The promoted civil servants were both junior and senior workers.
The development was disclosed by the state Head of Service, Kayode Ogundele, at the commencement of 2022 Civil Service Week, on Monday, at the government secretariat in Akure, the state capital.
The theme of the celebration is “The roles of public servants in governance and political participation.”
Mr Ogundele maintained that Governor Akeredolu had been doing well with worker’s welfare, letting out that he[Akeredolu] approved the promotion and capacity building of the state civil servants.
According to him, the Chairman Southern Governors Forum, despite the tiny resources, also approved the recruitment of workers into some critical areas of need in 2021 and 2022.
He said: “The promotion affected both workers at the ministries, departments and agencies of the state government.
“Promotion of officers in the state is usually backed up with financial benefits unlike what operates in other neighbouring states.
“In the year 2022, the governor has approved the promotion of 1,587 officers to Grade Level 13 and above. Also, 2,113 officers from Grade Level 02-12 were promoted
“Also, this year, 1,721 teaching and non-teaching staff were promoted by the Teaching Service Commission and in the state Hospital Management Board, 797 junior officers and senior officers were promoted
“In the Primary Health Care Development Agency, 64 officers got their promotion and a total of 2,133 officers of the state Local Government Service were promoted.”
He further said for encouragement, some outstanding workers would be awarded by the state government for them to put more effort into delivering good service.
“There is the resuscitation of a monthly award for best-performing workers in all the ministries, agencies, and departments, for healthy competition among workers, and for them to strive to improve their contributions to the service of the state, ” he said.
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