Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State puts smiles on no fewer than 17,772 workers in the state following his approval of their promotions.
The beneficiaries are those whose promotions were due in 2012, 2013 and 2014, the promotion cuts across the local government, teaching service and the core civil service.
According to a statement on Sunday by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, he confirmed the mass promotion at a meeting held with labour union leaders and top civil servants in Ado-Ekiti
The governor also ordered that the letters of promotion by given the affected workers without delay. The statement reads;
“We won’t deny our workers their dues and entitlements, economic recession or no economic recession, as leaders of the state, we must be fair to all and that is what we are doing. Our administration is resolute in giving the best to all Ekiti people, including those in the public service.
“This month alone, we have paid two salaries, we are also paying Christmas bonus after the holiday. We deliberately spaced the payment of the bonus so that after the Christmas holiday, workers will still have something to fall back on.”