By Sunday John
Lafia, Sept. 16, 2020 The Nasarawa State Civil Service Commission says it has promoted over 6, 000 civil servants in the state.
Mr Musa Dangana-Giza, Chairman of the Commission, disclosed this on Wednesday in Lafia when the Nasarawa State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) paid him a courtesy visit.
Dangana-Giza also stated that the civil servants were given their outstanding promotions from 2011.
“When we were appointed in 2016, we discovered that most civil servants were not promoted since 2011 and some since 2003.
“So, we approached the then Governor and he gave the go-ahead and we started the process of their promotion immediately.
“Some of them got up to three promotion letters because of the period it took without promotion in the state,” he said.
He said the government had set up machinery in motion to workout modalities to ensure financial backing to all benefiting civil servants.
“The government had set up a committee chaired by Philip Dada, Commissioner of Works, to work out the financial implications for the current promotion of every beneficiary.
“By the grace of God, once the committee finishes its assignment and submit its report, workers will get financial backing,” he added.
The chairman further said the commission had also employed administrative officers, recently.
He said the body would also conduct interview for nurses for employment from Sept. 17, into the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Lafia, to strengthen the workforce of the school.
He appealed to members of the NUJ to partner with the Commission by reporting its activities to the public.
Earlier, Salihu Alkali, the state’s NUJ Chairman, said that the visit was to familiarise members of the union with the commission’s operations for better reportage of its activities.
Alkali appealed to the commission to support the union, including patronising facilities at the NUJ Press Centre, Lafia.