Kwara State governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the promotion of 1,511 civil servants in the state civil service.
To this end, promotion letters are to be distributed to the affected civil servants from GL.07 to 17 next week.
The State Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Adelodun Ibrahim who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin said 1,658 candidates sat for examination.
Alhaji Ibrahim explained that the state government had consistently maintained the yearly promotion of civil servants since 2003.
“Let me state with every sense of pride that with the implementation of the 2018 promotion exercise, the state government has consistently maintained the yearly promotion of civil servants since 2003. Consequently, the state is not in any arrears of promotion to any civil servants in the state,” the Chairman reaffirmed.
Alh. Ibrahim confirmed that the affected civil servants had gone through written examination and oral interviews conducted by the commission.
He applauded Governor Ahmed for for the prompt approval given to the commission for the implementation of this year’s promotion exercise.
Alhaji Ibrahim also urged civil servants in the state to reciprocate the good gesture of the government through increased efficiency, productivity and service delivery.