Civil/ Public Servants To Retire On Grade Level 13 If…


Abia State Government says henceforth, all administrative staff without Professional Certificate in the Service will be stagnated.



The State Head of Service, Dr. Mrs. Ngozi Obioma made this known in Umuahia, during a meeting with the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management and the Administrative Officers as well as Executive (General Duties), in the State Service.


Dr. Mrs. Obioma who clearly stated that this followed a Circular No. HCSF/SPSO/ODD/CND/100/S.I/195 from the Head of Service, of the Federation dated March 21, 2024, in which Abia State adopted, further explained that administrative Officers and Executive (General Duties), on grade levels 10-13 going for promotions/conversions from the year 2025 without Professional Certificate will no longer exceed Level 13 in the Civil/Public Service.

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The State Head of Service, who was represented by the Director, Bureau of Administration and Career Management, Mr. Kingsley Ibelegbu admonished the workers involved to avail themselves of this opportunity and enhance their growth through this professionalization mechanism.



Speaking also, the National Treasurer, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, Mrs. Ogochukwu Egbuonu who disclosed that the Institute has made inroads in human resource said they were in the State to sensitize them on the essence of equipping themselves professionally.

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Mrs. Ogochukwu Egbuonu who commended the efforts of Governor Alex Otti to give Abia workers their pride of place advised them to discharge their duties in line with the tenets of the Abia public Service anthem such as; Integrity, Excellence, Competence and Honesty.



Earlier, the Director, Membership and Marketing Development, Mr. Olutayo Olawale said, the Institute is the Apex regulatory body for the practice of Human Resource Management in Nigeria, and requested the workers to enroll in the Institute and serve the public better.

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