Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Government is set to conduct the 2017 promotion examination for civil servants, with 1,527 persons expected to participate.
This was disclosed by the state Head of Service (HOS), Alhaji Liman Bello, during the opening ceremony of a two-days sensitisation workshop organised by state government in collaboration with Dugge Management Service Limited for the civil servants in preparation for the 2017 promotion examination in the state.
The HOS said: â€œThe workshop is part of the strategy to strengthen the civil service for effective service delivery, and the administration has embarked on promotion examination for civil servant in the state to help discover those who are qualified and have the required knowledge in the service.
â€œThe main thrust of the examination apart from paving way for promotion, it acquaints civil servants with regulatory professional and general knowledge which contribute immensely in boosting their capacity and reading as well as increase effective performance of their duties for efficient service delivery.â€
Bello said the state government attached high premium to the reform agenda by training and re-training of civil servants on different aspects of the civil service to enable them appreciate and contribute effectively to the betterment of the lives of the good people of the state.
In his remarks, the state Permanent Secretary Establishment and Servicom Matters Bureau, Alhaji Sani Ahmed, represented by a Director, Alhaji Tijjani Ishiyaka, explained that civil service promotion examination introduced in the state civil service has the main merit of keeping public officers abreast with the civil service regulations, adding that procedures and general knowledge are vital for ensuring an effective and productive public service.
He urged the participants to listen attentively till the end and get acquainted with the civil service rules and also get promoted.
Speaking earlier, the lead consultant of Dugge Management Service Limited, Alhaji Gambo Magaji, stressed that the workshop and the promotion examination will qualify the civil servants for promotion and guide against any guess work, saying: â€œEra of guess work are over.â€
Magaji advised that civil servants should wake up to the reality of situation, saying: â€œGone are those days that things were done anyhow; now that the world is a global village, anything you do would reflect within a bleak of an eye across the world.â€