By Sylvia Akpan, Government House Correspondent
The government of Cross River State has debunked claims of alleged bribery in the ongoing promotion exercise in the State Civil Service Commission.
The internet was awash that a yet-to-be-named director in the Commission has been trading the promotion exercise against ethics.
In a public service announcement signed by the Head of Service of the State, dated January 23, 2024, Dr. Innocent E. Eteng refuted the report and charged Cross Riverians to disregard the false information and warned peddlers to desist from such unwholesome acts.
“The attention of the Head of Service, Cross River State, has been drawn with dismay to a preposterous publication on social media titled, ‘Red Alert’ on the ongoing promotion exercise in the state alleging corrupt acts by an unnamed “Director” in the Civil Service Commission,” part of the statement read.
The Head of Service noted that the State Government dissociates itself from any such untoward practice and warns all those in its employ, their relatives, and agents to desist forthwith from paying money or gratification to any government official for promotion purposes.
“It is important and instructive to state categorically that, any promotion that does not follow due process and recommendation from the MDA or/and Senior Staff Management Committee (SSMC) of the relevant MDA and duly authenticated by the Chairman, Civil Service Commission as well as meets the required maturity period for promotion in accordance with the Public Service Rules and extant government circulars will be rejected by the office of the Head of Service,” he continued.
“All civil/public servants are enjoined to note and be guided accordingly while noting that it is for strict and immediate compliance,” Eteng added.