He further highlighted the importance of public servants’ continued hard work and dedication to their duties……
By Johnson Atoukudu:
Governor Elder Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State Government has authorized the payment of long-overdue promotion arrears to the dedicated staff of the State Public Service, starting from August 2023. This decision aligns with the government’s commitment to resolve all pending promotion arrears owed to public servants in the state, as well as the promise made during the election campaign. The circular announcing the Governor’s approval was issued by Mr. Reginald Bayoko, the Head of Service.
According to the circular, the phased payment will begin in August 2023, initially benefiting Civil Servants in the Ministries. Subsequently, employees in the Judiciary, Parastatals, and Hospitals Management Board (HMB) will receive their outstanding arrears in September 2023. Mr. Bayoko emphasized that this payment approval serves as a testament to the Governor’s unwavering commitment to the growth and productivity of the Public Service in Delta State. He further highlighted the importance of public servants’ continued hard work and dedication to their duties.
He said: Governor Oborevwori has approved a specific payment schedule, wherein the promotion arrears for staff in Higher Institutions within the state and the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB) will be disbursed in October and November 2023, respectively.”
“This payment serves as a clarion call for commitment, cooperation, and support towards His Excellency’s vision of a productive and thriving Public Service. Therefore, we implore all staff members to maintain the dedication and hard work that has always been the hallmark of the Public Service,” stated Bayoko.
The Head of Service expressed sincere gratitude on behalf of public servants in the state, acknowledging the Governor’s kind gesture. Mr. Bayoko also extended his appreciation to the former Governor of the State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, who had initially approved the payments in principle. He emphasized the crucial significance of efficiently processing subsequent updates for eligible officers within a three-month timeframe upon receiving relevant letters. Additionally, he urged Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to prioritize these matters.