We Have Lifted Ban on Recruitment, Promotion, Trained 9,200 Workers – Makinde
….Approves Renovation of Simeon Adebo Training Center
The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has said his administration has lifted ban on staff recruitment, promotion, training and has also removed the the limitation put on some State public servants from reaching the grade level seventeen, since he assumed office.
The governor made this disclosure on Tuesday while declaring open, a six-day human capital development programme for civil and public servants in the State, which held at the Ibadan Business School, Bodija.
Governor Makinde said despite that Nigeria is going through economic crisis and programmes like workers training was suppose to be among what would be sacrificed for salaries and other emoluments, his government would not abandon it as he promised to do so while campaigning.
He mentioned that upon his ascendance as the Chief Executive of the State, he discovered that the workforce’ morale was at its lowest ebb as their salaries were paid late, there were embargoes on recruitment, promotion as well as training.
“On may 29, 2019 when we assumed office, I discovered that the morale of the workforce was at the lowest ebb, especially as salaries were paid late, but I made a promise to put make a GSM Day happen which is the 25th of every month when workers and pensioners will be paid.
“When we came in, there were embargoes on almost everything, promotion, essential trainings as well as recruitment, today, we are ensuring that you are adequately equipped for what you are expected to do, do not thank me, I am doing my job and this is the tip of the ice berg.
“I have also given my approval for the renovation of the Simeon Adebo Training Center in the State Secretariat, this will cut cost of training like this and improve the capacity of the workforce.”
Makinde used the occasion to counsel civil servants against politicians that he said have been saying performance has nothing to with salary payment, as he said workers should always remember where they were coming from, especially the way past administrations treated their welfare.