- Out of over 290 deputy directors who sat for the 2015-2017 batch of directors examination, 150 failed
- The disclosure was made by the head of service of the federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, who stated that 140 of the total number had passed the exam
- Oyo-Ita stated that departments which had previously been manned by officers in acting capacity, would now have substantive directors
Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the Civil Service of the Federation, has stated that out of the over 290 deputy directors who sat for the 2015-2017 batch of directors examination, 140 passed the exam, Daily Trust reports.
This means that 150 of that number failed the exam.
NAIJ.com gathers that she made the disclosure at the 2nd edition of the permanent secretary, service welfare office quarterly meeting with labour.
She stated: “I am particularly delighted to inform you that the issue of promotions for the 2014 batch of directors in the administration cadre has been finally resolved.
"The lifting of the court injunction on this issue also led to the conduct of examinations for 2015-2017 batches of directors in the same cadre.
“Over 290 deputy directors sat for the exams, out of which about 140 were successful. With this achievement, I am certain, that going forward, the Civil Service will ventilate itself and officers will be rewarded for hard-work.
“With this, we now have a solution to the issue of dearth of Directors of Admin in MDAs."
Oyo-Ita stated that departments which had previously been manned by officers in acting capacity, would now have substantive directors. The HoS also acknowledged the direct support of President Muhammadu Buhari in resolving the issue.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the sum of N35 billion was released by the federal government to settle the backlog of promotion arrears which was owed to federal civil servants all across the nation.
The backlog covered between the period of 2011 to 2016, and a statement from the office of the accountant general of the federation, Ahmed Idris, stated that over N30 billion had been spent so far, on verified MDA’s.
The development was disclosed by Idris, after receiving a briefing from Mohammed Kudu Usman, the chairman of the committee on the verification of civil servants who were entitled to promotion arrears.
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