It appears the wind of examinations is blowing across northern Nigeria.

While teachers in Kaduna state are protesting their sack due to failures in an assessment examination by the government, Nasarawa is warning its civil servants ahead.

Nasarawa State Government says from 2018, it will make promotion examination mandatory for eligible civil servants.

Chairman of the state’s Civil Service Commission, Mr Musa Dangana, made this clear on Thursday in Lafia.

Dangana said that government had stopped automatic promotion based on number of years on grade levels.

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“As from next year (2018), anyone due for promotion will have to pass the necessary examination to get it.

“The commission promoted all deserving civil servants in 2017 without any examination, with more than 2,000 benefiting. Next year will not be like that,” he said.

Dangana said that some civil servants had stagnated on their current grades for years, but promised that those qualified would be promoted, after passing the prescribed examinations.

He said that most MDAs were responsible for the promotion of workers from Grade Level 1 to 13, while the commission handles the promotion of those from 14 to 16.

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