The Lagos State Civil Service Commission has announced the promotion of 3,756 Civil Servants who are statutorily due for elevation to the next level after the successful completion of the Year 2020 Promotion Exercise.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the office of the Chairman, Lagos State Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Olubunmi Fabamwo, noted that the recent release of promotion letters, concludes the year 2020 Promotion Exercise which kicked off in February 2020 with the briefing of eligible candidates on the conduct of the exercise and the subsequent structured training at various Training Centres.
She explained that this year’s Structured Training had the innovation of additional one-day training on the T.H.E.M.E.S. Agenda of the State Government, stressing that the objective was to emphasise the correlation between the State’s T.H.E.M.E.S. Agenda and Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the aim of encouraging Civil Servants to have a deep understanding of State roles within a global perspective.
According to her, “The Civil Service Commission had concluded arrangements for the Part Two of the Exercise which is the Job Specific Oral Interview that was to run from Monday 23rd March to Thursday, April 16th 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsisting physical distancing policy in the State, the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola announced the suspension of the exercise by the State Government”.
“The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a rare gesture that underscores his benevolence and commitment to the employees’ welfare, approved that only the scores of the Structural Training Programme and Staff Performance Appraisal Development Report be aggregated for Promotion of Eligible Officers irrespective of Cadre and Grade Level”, she added.
While noting that the Governor also directed that the year 2020 Promotion Exercise be concluded in earnest to enable retiring Officers to attain their seniority levels and notional dates of either 1st January or 1st July 2020 before retirement, Fabamwo implored the promoted officers to show greater commitment in the discharge of their statutory duties.
In her words, “It is expected that Civil Servants would reciprocate the magnanimity of the State Government with renewed vigour towards achieving all set objectives and deliverables in their respective spheres”.