Over 300 officers who have acquired additional educational qualification and are seeking Upgrade into the Professional and Sub-Professional officer’s cadre in the Ogun State Civil Service have sat for the just concluded upgrading examination.
Speaking to journalists during the monitoring exercise of the examination which was held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, the Chairman of the Ogun State Civil Service Commission, Engr. Tokunbo Odebunmi posited that the upgrading would encourage officers to always seek knowledge that would help in their career progression.
Engr. Odebunmi while expressing satisfaction at the conduct of the examination, commended the commitment of officers in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) towards the implementation of the developmental agenda of government in taking the state to an enviable height.
He also noted that the present administration in the state would not relent in its effort to provide a conducive atmosphere for its workforce to improve.
“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 which is positive for service delivery.
“Despite the fact that the government is aware that this exercise would have an increased effect on labour earnings, civil Servants cannot be stagnant, as they are providing their service, they also must be recognized and enjoy good renumeration”. He said.
On his part, the Permanent Secretary, Ogun State Civil Service Commission, Mr Adedayo Somoye appreciated the state government for its continued effort in imploring civil servants to be more focused and dedicated to duty.
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 put them on their toes in their career progression.