The Ondo State Civil Service Commission has said 31,086 government workers have been promoted since 2017 to date.
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It said 7,346 workers were promoted in this year’s promotion exercise.
Afolabi Adewakun, chairman of the commission, who stated this at a briefing in Akure, said 130 personnel across various cadres in the civil service retired between January and September 2020.
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Adewakun explained that 6,644 were promoted in the mainstream civil service, while 24,442 were promoted in the boards, parastatal, and agencies of the government under the years reviewed.
He said welfare of workers is a priority to governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s administration.
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The chairman stated that disciplinary cases ranging from financial misconduct and dereliction of duty were looked into by the commission, while necessary and appropriate sanctions were meted to erring officers.
He noted that 1,292 workers in the state’s main civil service were promoted in 2020, coupled with 6,054 workers being promoted in another government parastatal.
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“This, the grand total of officers promoted in 2020 is 7,346 across the state public service.
“All eligible officers have received their letters.
“There has been prompt payment of workers’ salary and other emoluments and that training and retraining programmes have engendered higher productivity.
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“This has led to better service delivery in the civil service. It is noteworthy that the present administration had shown great sensitivity and empathy to all sectors of the state.
“This is evident in Mr. Governor’s recent approval for the employment of 23 physically challenged people into the state civil service among many others into different cadres,” he stated.
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He admonished the newly promoted officers to reciprocate government’s gesture through dedication, more productivity, diligence, and unalloyed loyalty in carrying out their responsibilities.