400 Deputy Directors petition Buhari, NASS over promotion

Stories by Bode Olagoke


No fewer than 400 serving deputy directors in the Federal Civil Service have petitioned the presidency and the National Assembly alleging denial of promotions to the next rank.
The aggrieved officials, under the aegis of Concerned Deputy Directors, (Administration), solicited the intervention of relevant bodies in granting them their entitlements.
The government workers sent their protest letters to the Presidency, the National Assembly, Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC) and the Secretary, Council of Retired Federal Permanent Secretaries (CORFEPS).
According to the petition, the “Deputy Directors (Administration) were promoted last in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and have matured to be considered for promotion to the post of Directors (Administration) in years 2015, 2016 and 2017 but have not been given the opportunity to sit for the examination.
The affected public servants who denied knowledge of the litigation filed by six petitioners who dragged the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and Federal Civil Service Commission before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, noted that “most of the aggrieved officers have retired from the federal civil service.”
The Deputy Director, Press, in the Federal Civil Service Commission, Dr. Joel Oruche, confirmed the development.
According to Oruche, the matter was before a court of competent jurisdiction and could not comment on it.

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