ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has approved the immediate promotion of civil servants who have suffered stagnation in previous administrations.
Uzodinma gave the directive on Wednesday at the Imo State Executive Council Meeting of 23 November, 2022, which he presided over.
The civil servants had complained bitterly that they had not been promoted for years now, during a recent meeting with the Governor in the State.
Governor Uzodimma had promised them that he was ready to rectify the situation as a way of encouraging them to put in their best in the interest of the state as his government does not joke with a reward system, Daily Post reports.
Briefing newsmen at the end of the Exco Meeting, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Mbadiwe Emelumba, said that “in line with the Governor’s promise to look into the promotion arrears of Civil and Public Servants in Imo State when he announced the Health Insurance Policy for Imo workers, he has graciously approved immediate promotions of the Civil and Public Servants to clear the arrears/backlog that have existed since 8-10 years.”
Emelumba added that the promotions are with immediate effect.
He recalled that before the commencement of the Executive Council meeting, the Governor swore in two new commissioners who were also assigned portfolios.
The newly sworn-in commissioners are: Prof. Johncliff Chike Nwadike (Ministry of Education) and Dr. Martins Eke (Ministry of Mines and Solid Minerals).
The Governor reminded them that ‘’to whom much is given, much is expected.”
“Imo is at a cross roads and needs to be saved from the hands of evil men before they do what we may not understand,” the Governor told them.
He also urged them to deploy the best of their strength, talent and competencies to serve the Government and people of Imo State and thanked them for making themselves available to be part of the government.