Bauchi govt to conduct promotion exam for 1,527 civil servants
By Rita Michael
The Bauchi State government has concluded plan to conduct the 2017 promotion examination for 1,527 civil servants in the state.
The State Head of Service (HOS), Alhaji Liman Bello, disclosed this during the opening ceremony of two days sensitization workshop organized by state government in collobration with Dugge Management Service Limited for the civil servants in the state.
Bello said that the workshop was part of the strategy to strengthen the civil service for effective service delivery, adding that the administration embarked on promotion examination for civil servants in the state to discover those who are qualified and have the required knowledge in the service.
According to him, the 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.
According to Bello, the state government attached high premium on 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 Bauchi State.
Also, the state Permanent Secretary, Establishment and Servicom Matters Bureau, Alhaji Sani Ahmed, represented by a director, Alhaji Tijjani Ishiyaka, said the civil service promotion examination introduced to the state civil service has the main merit of keeping public officers abreast with the civil service regulations that are vital for ensuring an effective and productive public service.
The lead consultant of Dugge Management Service Limited, Alhaji Gambo Magaji, had said that the workshop and the promotion examination would qualify the civil servants for promotion and guide against any guess work.
He advised civil servants to wake up to the reality of situation, stressing, "gone are the days that things are done anyhow, now that the world is a global village, any thing you do would reflect within a bleak across the globe."