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The Governor of Enugu State, Peter Mbah has approved the 2023 promotion and conversion exercises for qualified civil servants in the state.
This is coming even as the Chairman of the Enugu State Civil Service Commission (ESCSC), Mr. Robinson Odo, showered praises on the governor for keeping to his promises to prioritize workers’ welfare and improve their standard of living.
The Chairman who confirmed the new development during an internal briefing of members of the commission at its Enugu office, said the governor did not waste time to approve the request to conduct this year’s promotion and conversion exercises for civil servants who would be due for promotion at the end of the year, adding that more civil servants would be upgraded from lower cadres to higher cadres in the conversion process which would upwardly reflect in their incomes.
He predicted that the news of the exercises will excite civil personnel, motivate them to work harder, and carry out their responsibilities with a fervour and resolve to serve the state selflessly.
‘This news is coming at the right time when this administration is talking about disruptive innovation, e-governance, digitalization, efficiency, optimal performance in order to achieve its $30 billion-dollar economy, achieve zero poverty headcount and increase the economic base of the people. Civil servants will not have any excuse not to discharge their duties efficiently and creditably with the governor keeping to his promises,’ the chairman noted.
Similarly, the commission had, through a circular, informed the various heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the need to convey the same to staff working under them and to ensure only qualified staff partake in the exercises.
Commending the governor for the improved welfares of civil servants in the state, Mr. Odo said the government had already pointed to a positive direction in eradicating poverty through series of civil servants-friendly policies it was rolling out to strengthen the institution and empower staff across MDAs.
According to him, despite the huge works that were presently ongoing in areas of critical infrastructure, education, water, healthcare system, environmental sanitation, the governor was still carrying out massive training of workers, paying them regularly and even as their working conditions were getting improved to insulate them from the harsh economic conditions in the country.