Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has again been commended for creating job opportunities for the teeming youths in the State despite the economic realities in the country.
The Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Oyo State, Alhaji Aderibigbe Kamoru Abiodun said this during an interview by journalists in his office on Wednesday in Ibadan.
Kamorudeen applauded the Governor for his openess in running the affairs of the State, most importantly, in matters that concerned the civil servants.
He expressed his delight in the love and support the Civil Service Commission and the entire workforce is receiving from Governor Makinde.
The Chairman explained that the Commission, which is saddled with the role and mandate of recruitment, promotion and discipline of staff has got the support of the Governor for the exercises, which has made it possible for the Commission to record many achievements within the shortest period.
On recruitments, Alhaji Aderibigbe stated that the Makinde-led administration has within two years recruited thirty State counsels for the Ministry of Justice, sixty Environmental Health personnel for the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources while seventy-two officers were converted across all cadres, an exercise he assured was ongoing, as according to him, three hundred conversion applications were being processed.
The Commission, according to Aderibigbe is almost concluding the recruitment of six hundred and ninety two Education Officers as approved by the Governor, saying that all appointments were based on merit.
“It is worthy to state that all appointment and recruitments are based on merit, evaluated through computer based test and interview considerations.
“On promotions, all Ministries, Departments and Agencies have submitted their interview results, and every worker who has reached his or her maturity period will be promoted.
“Those to be elevated include workers without blemishes in their careers and those with good results in their performance records.”
Alhaji Aderibigbe however clarified that some categories of promotions will be subject to vacancies as declared in the ‘estimate’.
In the course of the interview, the Chairman affirmed the receipt of several petitions, from those wrongfully dismissed or retired by the immediate past Government.
He applauded Governor Seyi Makinde for reinstating many of the wrongfully sacked or retired workers
The Civil Service Commission Chairman reiterated the commitment of Engineer Makinde to working in line with the dictates of the constitution, rule and regulations of the State in his dealings with the workers, saluting the Governor on behalf of the workers for his commitments on prompt and regular payment of salaries, allowances and promotions and especially, the increments in both car and housing loans.
He used the occasion to advise workers to be more dedicated and productive in their workplace.
Wasiu Olatunbosun (P.hd),
Hon. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism,