The governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has announced automatic promotion for all workers in the state civil service, with the exception of those who are newly employed.
He also promised that because of the fondness he had for the workers, he could also approve sleeping allowance for them.
Okorocha announced the automatic promotion in his address at the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration, which held on Tuesday at Heroes Square in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
Addressing the workers, the governor said:
I have therefore approved an automatic promotion for all workers of Imo State. This automatic promotion means that if you are in Grade Level Eight, you are now in Grade Level Nine. This is because since I became governor seven years ago, you have not been promoted. Without you, the activities of government would be crippled. You are the engine room behind all our successes. I thank you for your patience. You are so dear to me. I can even approve sleeping allowance for you.