Governorship candidate of Action Alliance (AA), Olayinka Braimoh, has promised a worker-friendly civil service reforms, if elected.
Speaking with our reporter, Braimoh said his administration will work towards building a competitive and productive workforce in the Kogi state civil service.
He stated that Kogi has a lot of professionals in the state civil service and they need to be encouraged.
He promised to prioritize human capacity development in the state civil service.
“There will be trainings and more trainings for them to be efficient and effective for the benefit of the state and for their own benefit as well.
“In Kogi state, we have a huge human capital asset that is redundant as we speak. People retire at the age of 60 and the whole lot of experience that they have is just dumped at home. The pensions will be paid as at when due so that even at 65 they are more productive and contributing back into the economy by way of the human capital asset they have.
“We will ensure that our civil servants are well catered for in terms of their health and other benefits attached like leave allowance, bonuses etc.
“We must have a competitive, productive workforce that will bring our state to be one of the best and most productive states in the country,” he pledged.
Braimoh assured that Kogi state civil service will productive under his watch by making sure the reward system is competitive and not based on political patronage