The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has approved the immediate release of promotion letters to 1,323 civil servants due for promotion in 2016.
The State Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Salman Adelodun, disclosed this in Ilorin in a chat with newsmen.
He said over 1,400 of them submitted requests for the promotion exercise across ministries in the state.
“Out of over 1,400 civil servants between grade levels seven to 17 who submitted requests for the promotion exercise, 1,400 civil servants sat for the promotion examination which started in June, this year.’’
The chairman noted that the government would commit additional over 5.5 million naira on monthly basis to the payment of salaries with the development.
Adelodun explained that the government took the decision despite the current economic challenges adding that the state government has never been in arrears of promotion to core civil service employees in the state.