A staggering number of 9,000 civil servants, who participated in the 2022 Federal Civil Service Promotion examinations, did not pass, as revealed by a list acquired from the Federal Civil Service Commission by The PUNCH.
As reported by The PUNCH, a total of at least 13,000 civil servants took part in the 2022 examination, conducted across approximately 69 Computer Based Test centers. These candidates were selected from various sectors, including the core civil service, the Nigeria Police, and other para-military and specialized agencies.
The letter containing the list of successful civil servants was dated November 30, 2023 and sent from the Federal Civil Service Commission.
The letter, tagged FC.6241/S.35/Vol.xi/ T12/268, was signed by the Director of Promotions, Sani Bello, and addressed to the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.
In a list attached to the letter, it was noted that only 3,851 civil servants out of the over 13,000 civil servants who sat the promotion examination passed.
In the list, it was stated that 139 officers were, for instance, promoted from the post of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer to Chief Administrative Officer.
A total of 191 were promoted to the post of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer from the role of Principal Administrative Officer. A total of 313 civil servants were promoted from the role of Senior Administrative Officer to Principal Administrative Officer. A total of 191 were promoted to Senior Administrative Officer from the role of Administrative Officer 1 among others.
In a letter of acknowledgment by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office of the OHCSF, Marcus Ogunbiyi, civil servants were informed that the 2023 promotion exercise for civil servants in the pool of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation will hold from December 11, 2023 to December 16, 2023.