Why Makinde Is Kind, And Dedicated To Welfare Of Workers- Oyo Civil Service Boss Reveals

Oyo Civil Service Boss described Makinde as a kind and nice Governor.
News Rain Nigeria reports that the Chairman of Oyo State Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Kamorudeen Abiodun Aderibigbe has described Governor Makinde as a kind person who is so dedicated to the welfare of the workers in the State.
The development came as a result of the State government’s disclosure to offset the promotion arrears of its workforce that have been stagnated for four years, with the saying that there will be no more disparity in elevation of workers in the State.

Why Makinde Is Kind, Dedicated To Welfare Of Workers- Oyo Civil Service Boss Reveals

Aderibigbe in his reaction to the latest development stressed that the decision of the State governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to offset the arrears of promotion was in conformity with the administration’s welfare policy and the realization that the workers have labored for the said period without being elevated as stated in the civil service code.
Aderibigbe who briefed journalists in Ibadan over the weekend on the preparation for the training exercise for Directors of Administration, Directors of Personnel and Directors of Finance in the State Civil Service towards conducting a hitch-free promotion exercise for the workers, noted that Governor Makinde has directed that there should be no cause of any worker being owed promotion by the end of his first term, which necessitated the drive towards offsetting the inherited promotion arrears.
The Civil Service Boss who was amazed by Governor Makinde gesture towards the well-being of workers in the state said; ”for the 35years I have spent in Civil Service, I have never seen a governor that has been so magnanimous as Governor Seyi Makinde, conducting four years promotion at a go is not an easy thing, he has sacrificed so much for the civil and public servants because they form the bulk of the economy of the State”.
He maintained that “After this exercise, there won’t be arrears of promotion any longer, you know we are going to be due for 2017 to 2020, and by the end of this year, all MDAs must have gotten their data corrected so that as early as 2022 we will be doing the 2021 promotion, so this government is working on not leaving any arrears of promotion at the expiration of its first four years in office so that when the governor comes in for the second term, it will be a smooth ride for the workers in terms of their elevation at work.
Aderibigbe maintained further that, the civil servants in the State are trying to prepare for the exercise and we are going to train all Directors of administration, Directors of Personnel and Directors of Finance on the promotion exercise because it will involve those three offices, there are some Ministries with Directors of Admin and Directors of Finance and Admin, there are some with Directors of Administration and Directors of Personnel, where we have the three, they will all attend the training to sensitize them on the need for uniformity in the way the promotion exercise will be done.
According to Aderibigbe, the training is about sensitizing those who will be involved in the promotion exercise, you know there are variables that will determine the promotion eligibility of every individual, right from APER form, the number of year of the person on the grade level and the scheme of the vacancy in the estimate, they all have to be taken into consideration, so those teams will be trained so that all the MDAs will be on the same page, they will follow the civil service rules such that there will not be any overlapping and so that after the exercise, there will not be complaints here and there
He stressed further that, “All the MDAs have conducted the exercise, their report will come to the Civil Service Commission where we will ratify whatever they bring for us and we want everything to be error-free, that is why we are having this training exercise, we have sent our roaster to all MDAs and we expect that by the 12th of March, 2021, all reports from these MDAs would have come in, the Commission will now sit on the report of the exercise and ratify whatever was submitted depending whether it was perfectly done, if it is not perfect, we will correct it.
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