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Cross River Gov suspends civil service promotion, recruitment

Cross River Governor, Bassey Otu

In a move aimed at streamlining and improving the efficiency of the Cross River civil service, Governor Sen. Bassey Otu has decided to temporarily suspend the ongoing promotional interviews and recruitment of civil servants.

The directive conveyed through a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Ogbeche, takes immediate effect until further notice.

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The governor has also called for a comprehensive re-verification process of all civil servants within the state’s civil service, along with the revalidation of promotions that have been carried out within the past six months.

This rigorous exercise seeks to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the civil service workforce.

According to the statement, all civil servants in Cross River are required to undergo a thorough screening and provide relevant documentation at the office of the Secretary to the State Government.

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The specific date for this process will be announced in due course.

Governor Otu, in his inaugural speech, had pledged to undertake reforms within the state civil service, vowing to restore a sense of order and efficiency.

This recent directive is seen as a crucial step towards fulfilling that commitment and promoting transparency within the civil service.

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The temporary suspension of promotions and recruitment signifies the governor’s dedication to creating a robust and effective administrative structure.

By reassessing the current workforce and validating recent promotions, the state aims to foster a more accountable and productive civil service that aligns with its developmental goals.

As the process unfolds, civil servants across Cross River are urged to comply with the upcoming screening and documentation procedures.

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The government’s initiative seeks to set a precedent for an improved civil service, ultimately serving the best interests of both the state and its citizens.

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