Oyebanji Flags Off Promotion Exercise of Public Servants in Ekiti

The Ekiti State governor, Biodun Oyebanji, has approved the 2022/23 promotion arrears of eligible and qualified public servants in the state.

The exercise is aimed to motivate the workers to deliver optimally as part of his cardinal governance agenda.

The governor said the exercise should begin immediately without any further delay.

Chief Samuel Alaba Abejide, Local Government Service Commission (LGSC) chairman, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, LGSC, Mrs Titilayo Toba-Ojo, described the governor’s approval of the exercise as “unprecedented” in the annals of the state.

She said the promotion in the past had always been dawdle which lowered workers’ motivation.

According to the chairman, the governor deserved commendation for fulfilling his electioneering promises to the public servants through adequate motivation by offsetting the salary arrears owed workers since 2018, prompt payment of salaries and allowances, gradual payment of leave allowances, release of housing and vehicle loans, and regular payment of pensions and gratuity benefits.

Chief Abejide also used the opportunity to motivate Ekiti State workers to be more diligent, dedicated and committed to their duties to ensure the success of the 6-Point Agenda of Governor Biodun Abayomi Oyebanji by embracing honesty and hard work.

Speaking on behalf of the workers, the LGCS branch Chairman of NULGE, Comrade Olanrewaju Falade, who used the opportunity to thank Governor Oyenbanji for his enormous effort, promised to support and give absolute loyalty to the staff and his administration.

The advancement, conversion and absorption of officers into the unified local government service followed immediately as part of the general promotion exercise to cater for the welfare needs of workers to improve performance output in the service.