Over 300 officers in the Ogun State Civil Service who have acquired additional educational qualifications and are seeking upgrade into the Professional and Sub-Professional officer’s cadre have sat for an upgrading examination.
Speaking with journalists during the monitoring exercise of the examination held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, the Chairman of the Commission, Engr. Tokunbo Odebunmi, said the upgrading would encourage officers to always acquire knowledge that would help them in career progression.
Engr. Odebunmi expressed satisfaction at the conduct of the examination and the commitment of officers in Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) towards the implementation of the developmental agenda of the government in uplifting the state to an enviable height.
He assured workers in the State that the present administration would not relent in providing necessary resources and support to improve their productivity.
“Civil Servants are not lazy, you see a lot of them trying to improve themselves by going to school to acquire more knowledge and doing more to enhance their productivity. This is a positive step to achieve more success in the service of Ogun State. Despite the fact that government is aware that this exercise will have an increased effect on labour earnings, Civil Servants cannot be stagnant, as they are providing their service, they also must be recognised and remunerated”, he said.
On his part, the Permanent Secretary in the Commission, Mr. Adedayo Somoye, appreciated the State government for creating an enabling working environment for the Civil Servants to flourish in the discharge of their duties.
Speaking on behalf of the candidates, Mrs. Titilayo Osoko of the Ministry of Information and Strategy and Mr. Moses Bankole from the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), lauded the State government and the Civil Service Commission for the conduct of the examination, saying it would bring about exceptional growth and developmental workforce.