The Nasarawa State Local Government Service Commission has released the promotions of over 8000 workers across the 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
Mohammed Bawa, the Chairman of the commission, stated this on Wednesday in Lafia, during the continued tour of the LGAs by officials of the commission.
Bawa said that the commission decided to release the promotions because they had been piling up since 2011.
“Though all LGAs workers have outstanding promotions of eight years, the commission was only able to release the promotion of over 90 per cent of the workers who are qualified.
“Those whose promotions are still hanging have failed to produce their original certificates.
“So, the affected persons were given the opportunity to provide their original certificates to the commission to enable it to release their promotions.
“With this action, we have succeeded in releasing eight years promotions of over 8000 LGA workers in the state,” the chairman said.
Bawa said that the tour was aimed at meeting the local government staff to hear their problems, assess the facilities in the council areas, with the view improving on them.
The chairman also explained that the commission would commence extensive training and retraining of the staff in order to enhance their capacity for better output.
He noted that the commission had concluded plans to organise workshops and seminars for the workers beginning from May 27.
Bawa added that the commission would also grand financial assistance to workers on in-service training in recognised tertiary institutions as parts of the blueprint to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the system.
The chairman called on the workers to be more dedicated to their jobs to complement the gesture.
He also warned that the commission would not hesitate to discipline any staff caught flouting the rules guiding the conduct of civil servants in the country.
In a remark, the Lafia LGA Chairman, Aminu Maifata, commended the commission’s chairman and officials for the visit as well as the staff of the council for their dedication and commitment.
Maifata, represented by Abubakar Mohammed, the Secretary of the LGA, appealed to the commission to back the promotion with financial benefits and engage in comprehensive training of the staff.