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General News of Tuesday, 2 May 2023


28 days to leave office, Governor Wike gives new marching order

Governor Nyesom Wike Governor Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, has ordered the civil service commission to issue promotion letters to 4,000 civil servants who were eligible and were promoted recently by the state.

The governor gave the directive during the celebration of the worker's day in Port Harcourt, the state capital, The Nation reported.

Wike also assured that the entire promotion of other categories would be done before his tenure expired. The is coming as the governor prepares to leave office on May 29.

Tammy Danagogo, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), who represented the governor, praised the workers for being the vehicle in which Wike's administration delivered its action plans and services of the state to the residents.

The governor added that his administration had agreed that over 4,000 eligible civil servants should be promoted to the grade levels they all deserved.

In his message to the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Wike urged the workers to unite in protecting and advancing the economic interest of the state and its people.

He also assured that his administration would ensure that all the challenges that the civil service is facing in the area of mention and gratuities, among others, would be solved.

At the same time, he begged for their patience and understanding. On his part, the national president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Engr. Festus Osifo, who the state chapter chairman represented, commended the workers for ensuring that the country kept moving.