Muhammadu Muhammed, Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Retired AVM Muhammadu Muhammed, has approved the promotion of 212 staff of the agency to their next grade level.

Mr Manzo Ezekiel, Head, Media and Public Relations Unit of the agency, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

He said that the promoted staff were recommended for an upgrade following their successful performance in the recently conducted promotion examinations.

“Of the number of workers promoted, 144 was put forwarded by the Senior Staff Establishment Committee after a rigorous examination and interview process, with the result endorsed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; Sadiya Umar Farouq.

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“The Junior Staff Establishment Committee conducted the examination for the other successful 68 staffers.

“The newly promoted members of staff cut across the civil service Grades Level 4 to 17. They include one substantive Director on Grade level 17; 14 Deputy Directors on Grade Level 16 and 16 Assistant Directors on Grade Level 15.

“Others are 10 staff members that moved to Grade Level 14; 3 of them to Assistant Chief on Grade Level 13 and 13 officers to Grade Level 12.

“Also, 24 members of staff were promoted to Grade level 10; 53 of them to Grade Level 9 and 10 staff moved to Grade Level 8, while 25 were elevated from junior cadre to Grade Level 7.

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“The others were 43 staffers that were promoted to their next ranks between Grades Levels 4 and 6.

“The Promotion exercises were conducted in line with the extant provisions of Public Service Rules with the participation of the relevant authorities which included representatives of the supervisory Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

“Others are the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation,’’ he said.

Muhammed, in his congratulatory message to the newly promoted staff urged them to justify their elevation with a greater commitment to their duties and ensure that they actualise the mandates of the agency.

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He further advised them to consider their upgrade as a motivation to brace up and offer their best in the service to humanity and the nation.

He called on the promoted workers to join hands with the management and contribute towards further repositioning the agency to effectively fulfil its mission and visions.