Kwara Government has handed over promotion letters to 7,885 local government workers across the State.
The State has also approved cash-back for the 2018 promotion for the teachers at the local government — four years after they got the letter of the promotion.
The new promotion letters, which cover 2019, 2020 and 2021, were presented to the qualified staff through the Kwara State Local Government Service Commission.
At the presentation of the letters to the deserving workers in Ilorin, the state capital, Governor AbdulRaman Abdulrazaq, said:
This is a milestone development in the history of present administration. Today, history is made as the state government has taken a bold step to address the problem of backlog of promotion of local government staff.
Our administration is prepared and determined to prioritise the welfare of all civil servants across board to enhance optimal productivity despite the current financial constraint.
Represented by his Deputy, Kayode Alabi, the Governor congratulated the newly promoted officers for the well-deserved elevation.
It is however expected that this gesture will spur you to higher productivity and improved grassroots administration in the state, he said.
Chairman, Local Government Service Commission, Alhaji Umar Danladi-Shero, called on local government authorities to work assiduously to complement Governor AbdulRazaq’s efforts by ensuring that the dividends of democracy reach nooks and crannies at the grassroots.
Head of Service, Mrs. Susan Modupe Oluwole, represented by the Permanent Secretary Establishment, Alh Shuaib Aliyu appreciated Governor AbdulRazaq for being a listening leader and urged local government staff to reciprocate the gesture for the development of the State.