The Ogun State government has said that over 5000 eligible Civil Servants due for promotion across the cadres in the state sat for the year 2016/2017 promotion examinations respectively.
It added that the examination, which took place at the Moshood Abiola University Of Technology, Ojere, Abeokuta, the state capital, was organised by the Civil Service Commission.
The Acting Chairman, Civil Service Commission, Alhaji Surajudeen Olusesi said that the participants consists of officers seeking promotion to the next grade levels and others seeking for upgrading, adding that the purpose of the exercise was to test the capability of the participating officers and prepare them for the task ahead of them.
He said promotion of civil servants to next grade was not automatic, noted that officers must work harder towards achieving success in the exercise, in order to secure their promotion to the next grade level.
Olusesi hails the government of Senator Ibikunle Amosun-led administration for deem it fit, especially at this point in time to endorse the promotion of over 5000 workers in the State civil service.
Also, the Permanent Secretary, Ogun state Civil Service Commission, Mrs. Amope Chokor, said the introduction of the Computer Based Test (CBT) for officers on grade level 6 to 10 was to increase their proficiency and productivity in the use of computers, noted that it would also broaden their knowledge and well acquitted with computer.
She said that many officers were not vast with computer, but expressed her contentment and delight with the conduct of the exercise, adding that the participants comport themselves in a good and pleasant behavioural manners as expected.
Among the participants, Elegbede Oluseyi from Bureau of lands and survey and Mr. Lawal Raheem, commended the Commission for the introduction of CBT, saying that it was a welcome development and would also assist some of the civil servants in the state to be computer compliant.