By Sade Adewale
No fewer than 5,188 local government workers across board in the 18 local government areas of Ondo state have been screened for promotion to the next level during the week.
The exercise which was conducted in five centers of Owo, Okitipupa, Akure South, Ondo West and Akoko North East local government were simultaneously conducted by the Local Government Service Commission.
Speaking during the exercise, the Chairman of the Commission, Mr Femi Idris who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the commission , Barr. Ade Akinbosade, said that the exercise involved about 18 cadres which include Administrative Officers and professionals like Engineers, Doctors and Nurses.
According to him, the exercise involved essentially the senior workers and the junior among them and those that are migrating from Level 6 to 7.
The Chairman noted that the junior workers who are on levels 1 to 6 are under various local governments, assuring those who are on level 6 who have spent two years will be qualified to be promoted to level 7.
“Those that the commission has responsibilities to promote are those migrating from level 6 to7 and 7 to 17.
“We have some medical doctors who will be moving from grade level 16 to 17, that is why I mentioned that almost 18 cadres are involved in this promotion exercise, “he affirmed.
Idris commended the state government for the regular promotion exercise in the state.
He however urged the workers to be proactive and responsive to their duties for effective and efficient service delivery.
On his part, the Director, General Administration in the commission, Barr Kehinde Ige appreciated the Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for giving the go ahead to conduct the interview.
Ige urged the workers to comport themselves well by bringing necessary papers to assess them.
The director said that letters of promotion will be given to workers who are successful in the interview exercise.
Also, a senior administrative officer in the service, Mr Shado Festus described the exercise as a motivation for workers.
He commended the commission for putting in place machineries for a smooth exercise.
Shado advised the workers to comport themselves in an orderly manner and to comply with the instructions as outlined by the commission.
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