By Ewa Innocent, Abakaliki
A Committee to review reports on Civil Service promotions has been constituted by the Ebonyi state government.
This was part of the resolutions reached at the week’s Executive Council meeting held in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital.
Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Uchenna Orji, said the Committee comprising the Head of Service and the Chairman of the Civil Service Commission, would review the reports submitted to the government by previous Committees.
“The reports to be reviewed by the Committee are from the State Civil Service Commission and the Permanent Secretaries’ Committee on promotions.
“The newly constituted Committee after reviewing the reports would then make recommendations to the government for appropriate actions,” he said.
The Commissioner said that although people are entitled to their opinions on the state’s civil servants’ welfare, the government had done its best in making the workers happy.
“The government complies with civil service principles which include promotions and conversions and these depend on available vacancies”, he said.
He also noted that the government opted not to inject more people into the civil service but raise the capacities of serving ones through training and re-training, improved welfare packages among other measures.
“The government has introduced the second address scheme which encourages civil servants to engage in entrepreneurial ventures instead of depending on what is paid to them.
“The government thus released N4 Billion to be accessed by Civil Servants for various entrepreneurial ventures which has steadily been accessed between N200, 000 to N1 Million,” he said.
Orji, added that the Executive Council commended stakeholders from Effium and Ezza-Effium community of Ohaukwu LGA for their commitment towards permanently checking the intra-communal conflicts which engulfed the area.