Kwara pro­motes 1050 work­ers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Romoke W. Ah­mad, Ilorin

The Kwara State gov­ern­ment yesterday ap­proved the pro­mo­tion of 1050 civil ser­vants in the state as part of ef­forts to boost their morale.

Speak­ing dur­ing a press con­fer­ence in Ilorin yesterday, Chair­man, state Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion, Al­haji Sal­i­man Ade­lo­dun Ibrahim, said 1050 passed the pro­mo­tion ex­am­i­na­tion out of 1279 par­tic­i­pants that sat.

Ibrahim said de­spite the dwin­dling eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion in the state there was never a time the gov­ern­ment de­layed pro­mo­tion of work­ers.

He noted that the pro­mo­tion was com­ing at a time when some states had not pro­moted their work­ers for past five years.

The chair­man said that since 2009, when he was ap­pointed, the com­mis­sion has been op­er­at­ing with­out ex­ter­nal in­flu­ence.

“One of our re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in the civil ser­vice com­mis­sion is to pro­mote civil ser­vants as at when due. We also in­voke dis­ci­pline on them, es­pe­cially when­ever any­one is found want­ing. There has not been any year that civil ser­vants in Kwara State were not pro­moted, even in the dif­fi­cult years”, he said.

He added: “Some states are sur­prised that we are get­ting it right here de­spite the aus­ter­ity. We will soon give them their letters of pro­mo­tion. And for the record, no­body has asked us why we are do­ing this when there is no money, be­cause we be­lieve the right thing should be done at the right time”.

He said the com­mis­sion also mod­ern­ized its op­er­a­tional sys­tem to con­form with best global prac­tices.

Ibrahim, who com­mended Gover­nor Ab­dul­fa­tah Ahmed, for giv­ing the com­mis­sion ap­proval for the pro­mo­tion, called on the ben­e­fi­cia­ries to jus­tify their el­e­va­tion.

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