Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose has approved the immediate promotion of 15,772 public servants.
A statement in Ado Ekiti on Sunday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said the promotion cuts across workers in the local governments, teaching service and the core civil servants.
The beneficiaries were mainly those whose promotions were due between 2012 and 2014 and the governor had ordered that letters of promotion be given to the affected workers without delay.
The promotion status however remained nominal, as the cash backing for the exercise would be effective only from March 2017.
Adelusi said all categories of workers in the state had been paid two months salaries in December, while Christmas bonus would be paid immediately after the Christmas holiday.
Adelusi quoted Fayose as saying , “We won’t deny our workers their dues and entitlements, economic recession or no economic recession, as leaders of the state, we must be fair to all and that is what we are doing
“Our administration is resolute in giving the best to all Ekiti people, including those in the public service.
“This month alone, we have paid two salaries, we are also paying Christmas bonus after the holiday
“We deliberately spaced the payment of the bonus so that after the Christmas holiday, workers will still have something to fall back on,” .