The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has approved promotion for all civil servants, the first in the state in 10 years.
The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, stated this on Thursday during the 31st edition of the Annual Lecture/Awards of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria, in Ikeja, Lagos State.
He added that the administration was winning the war insecurity in the state, saying that Imo was now good for business.
Uzodimma, who received CRAN’s coveted Platinum Award in Fight Against Security, was among 36 respected and deserving Nigerians recognized by the association for their services to the country and humanity.
Receiving the award, Emelumba, said he was happy that the dogged fight against insecurity in Imo State had been noticed, applauded and then appreciated.
He said that it was because the fight against insecurity was yielding dividends that attention could now be given to other essential issues in the state.
According to Emelumba, it was because the insecurity had been tackled that the governor decided to focus attention on other important state matters, which led to the promotion of civil servants across the board in the state.
“This promotion was announced on Wednesday,” said Emelumba.
The commissioner added, “When people appreciate sacrifices made in restoring peace to Imo State, then the Governor too will be happy. When you appreciate somebody for what he has done, he will do more. He said I should thank CRAN, for not only watching and monitoring what he had been doing in Imo state, and is still doing, but for appreciating it. Civil servants in Imo State had never been promoted in the past 10 years because of the enormous amount of money involved, but just yesterday (Wednesday) he approved the promotion of all civil servants in Imo State across the board. This is happening now because there is peace in Imo State and the governor can now focus on other important things.”