JUST IN: Makinde Swears-in New Perm Secs, IGE, Tutor-Generals, Surveyor- General
Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde has pledged to continually maintain a system of orderliness and growth in the state public service by placing premium on education, hard work and merit for public and civil servants in the state.
The Governor who stated this during the swearing in ceremony for newly promoted Permanent Secretaries, Inspector General of education, Tutor General and Surveyor General, explained that the era of promotion based on political consideration was gone in the state public service.
Governor Makinde equally noted that the process for the promotion exercise was conducted by an independent body following standard rigours and procedures so as to instil a culture of merit based reward system in the service.
While charging the newly promoted civil and public servants who have reached the peak of their careers to embrace their new position with trust and discharge their duties diligently without fear of favour, the Governor also promised the commitment of his administration in ensuring constant flow of money in the state economy through regular payment of salaries and other emoluments.
Earlier in her remarks, the Head of Service, Alhaja Amidat Agboola disclosed that about 648 officers shortlisted for the promotion, only 28 eventually got promoted after a rigorous process to ensure merit with additional 2 officers earlier promoted in April 2021.
The newly sworn in civil and public servants comprised 7 Permanent Secretaries, 10 Inspector General of Education, 10 Tutor General, 1 Surveyor General and 2 Permanent Secretaries promoted since last year