No fewer than 3,400 civil servants in Yobe on Saturday sat for promotion examination in the state.
The Head of Service, Alhaji Garba Bilal, disclosed this while inspecting one of the examination centres in Damaturu, the state capital.
Bilal said the examination took place simultaneously in three designated centres across the state.
“There are 1,962 candidates in Damaturu, the state capital, 1007 in Potiskum and 431 in Gashua Local Government Areas.
He said the results of the promotion would be effected immediately it was out and other proceses would follow.
Bilal also said that the civil service in the state would be revived under his watch.
“As I said when I assumed office, we are trying everything humanly possible to revive the civil service in the state.
“First is to ensure that there are trainings and retraining of civil servants.Once you train them, they will be able to give their best.”
He added that the training would cut across all cadres of the civil service.
“The training would be carried out in phases. The senior officers would be trained and same will scale down to junior officers.
“So before you know it, all the civil servants will be abreast of the latest development in the civil service.
“We are going to create a good succession plan in the system.
“If someone exited from the service, there would be another person to replace him effectively.”
“We do not want to create a vacuum, where someone will leave and there will be no other person to take his responsibilities,” he said.
Bilal commended Gov Mai Mala Buni for creating enabling environment for the civil servants to operate effectively.