…1,500 to be interviewed in 6weeks
By Adebayo Olodan
Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has directed the Civil Service Commission to fast track the oral promotion interview for all categories of eligible civil servants in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the state.
Chairman of the Commission, Alhaji Salman Ibrahim Adelodun made this known in a statement issued and signed by him yesterday.
According to Adelodun, the oral interview is for those who had previously sat for the promotion examinations.
He disclosed that Governor Ahmed had in a letter to the Commission noted that promotion is a personal right of deserving civil servants and everything necessary must be done to accelerate it.
Adelodun added that consequent upon the governor’s directive, the Commission had on Monday commenced oral interview for all eligible civil servants in the state.
He disclosed that over 1,500 civil servants across all MDA’s in the State will be interviewed beginning with officers progressing to GL 07.
The Chairman confirmed that the affected staff had gone through the first stage being the written examination conducted earlier in the year, passed and have moved to the second stage of oral interview.
He added that the oral interview exercise is expected to last the duration of six weeks and therefore, enjoined all concerned workers to check the dates of their interview with their respective ministries’ staff officers.
The chairman appreciated Governor Ahmed for approving the commencement of the oral promotion interview and assured that the officers will receive their letters as soon as the interviews are concluded.
Last November, 1, 578 civil servants across all ministries in the state from Grade Level 7 to Grade Level 17 were promoted following the approval of the governor.
Adelodun stated that 1, 680 civil servants registered for the promotion examination, noting that the 1,578 promoted staff scored 60 per cent and above while the remaining 122 civil servants scored below the required marks.
He added that the civil servants passed through rigorous written examination and oral interview that were allocated 60 and 40 marks respectively.
Reacting then to the development, Kwara State Chairman, Trade Union Congress, Comrade Kola Olumoh applauded the state government and enjoined the workforce to redouble their efforts in teh discharge of their statutory duties.