Governor Ajimobi says no more automatic promotion in Oyo civil service

The governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has said that the era of mass promotion in the state civil service, which encourages ‘indolence and inefficiency’ has gone for good. Henceforth, he said that promotion in the state civil service would be based on competence, hard work, efficiency and a service-oriented public service.

The governor spoke at the 2018 edition of annual New Year interfaith service, held at the Governor’s Office Car Park, Ibadan, yesterday. At the event, awards and cash rewards were given to different categories of civil servants who distinguished themselves in their various ministries, departments and agencies in 2017.

The outgoing Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade, who the governor described in superlative adjectives, was also offered a political appointment as an Executive Assistant to the governor, for what he called his exceptional performance, intelligence, diligence and efficiency.

 The governor, who is known to have positively influenced the dress sense of the civil servants, also announced a donation of 250,000 naira to a civil servant who he adjudged as the best dressed at the occasion.