The governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha , has announced automatic promotion for all workers in the state civil service.
The promotion only excluded those who were newly employed.
Okorocha also said he could also approve sleeping allowance for the state workers.
The governor made the announcement during his address at the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration, which held on Tuesday at Heroes Square in Owerri.
The governor said, “I have therefore approved an automatic promotion for all workers of Imo State.
“This automatic promotion means that if you are in Grade Level Eight, you are now in Grade Level Nine.
“This is because since I became governor seven years ago, you have not been promoted.
“Without you, the activities of government would be crippled. You are the engine room behind all our successes.
“I thank you for your patience. You are so dear to me. I can even approve sleeping allowance for you.”
He added that his administration would abide by whatever decision was reached between the Federal Government and the Nigerian Labour Congress concerning the new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.