It is hereby announced for the information of the general public particularly officers in the Delta State Civil Service, that His Excellency, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State, in line with his promise on May 1, 2018 to pay promotion arrears to public servants in the employ of the State Government has directed the payment of all arrears of promotion earned from January 2015 till date.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Office of the State Head of Service, has directed all Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure that the relevant updates for their MDAs are submitted to the Office of the Accountant General on or before Thursday March 7, 2019.

Any MDA that fails to comply within the stipulated deadline will be severely sanctioned, as updates received thereafter will not be entertained. For clarity, in preparing the updates, MDAs are advised to separate the arrears by year of promotion, i.e. 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 till date.

In keeping with the Governors promise, the State Government has so far disbursed the total sum of N1.2 billion as payment of salary arrears to Public Servants in the MDAs who have complied with the directive from the Office of the State Head of Service.

Public officers who have submitted their documents and have not received payment are advised to remain calm as the payment is still on-going.

Again, for the avoidance of doubt, the following MDAs are yet to be captured as a result of non-compliance, viz; Justice, Delsuth, Water Resources, Oil & Gas, Science & Tech, Library Board, DBS, Urban Renewal, SUBEB and PPEB among others,

Accordingly, public officers who have not submitted their documents for updates are by this announcement advised to submit all relevant documents for the preparation of their promotion arrears to the Account Unit of their various MDAs.

The State Government will not be held accountable for any default on the part of any public officer in the payment of promotion arrears.

Paul Osahor JP

Director of Information


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