The Ondo State Government on Tuesday disclosed that no fewer than 31,086 civil servants had been promoted since the inception of the current administration of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
The Chairman, Ondo State Civil Service Commission, Dr Afolabi Adewakun, stated this while addressing journalists in Akure, the state capital.
He said the government had been very committed to the welfare of workers in the state, adding that the promotion exercise began in 2017.
Adewakun explained that 6,644 were promoted in the mainstream civil service while 24,442 were promoted in the boards, parastatal, and agencies of the government.
According to him, 1,292 workers in the state main civil service were promoted in 2020 coupled with 6,054 workers promoted in other government parastatal and agencies.
“The grand total of officers promoted in 2020 is 7,346 across the state public service and all eligible officers have received their letters. Between January and September 2020, about 130 officers across the various cadres in the civil service had been given approval for retirement either mandatorily or voluntary after meritorious service,” Adewakun added.
The chairman stated that disciplinary cases ranging from financial misconduct and dereliction of duty had been looked into by the commission, while necessary and appropriate sanctions had been meted to erring officers, adding that the welfare of workers in the state had continued to be on the front burner since the inception of the current administration in the state.