26 September 2023

NIGERIA: Thousands of civil servants promoted

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The Nigerian Government promoted almost 2,000 civil servants last year under its 2022 Directorate Level promotion exercise.

The Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), the Agency responsible for recruiting and promoting Federal workers, said it approved, with effect from 1 January 2023, the promotion of the senior officers from Salary Grade Levels 14 to 15, 15 to 16 and 16 to 17 respectively.

The evaluation exercise which was held in 2022 was conducted for both professional and administrative cadres in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for them to be promoted to the next cadre.

According to details of the promotion memo, signed by the Chairman of the FCSC, Tukur Ingawa, the Ministry of Education got the highest number of promoted civil servants with 561.

Trailing the Ministry of Education is the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with 296 promoted civil servants.

About 240 civil servants were promoted in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation.

The memo shows that 186 people were promoted at the Ministry of Defence, while the Ministry of Police Affairs had 90 of its staff on the promotion list.

Next on the list is the Ministry of Agriculture and rural Development where 82 civil servants were promoted.

Civil Servants across a total of 26 Nigerian Government organisations received promotions.

Abuja, 12 February 2023

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