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  • Updated: April 15, 2024

Governor Eno releases additional N1.4bn for pensioners’ gratuities

Governor Eno releases additional N1.4bn for pensioners’ gr

The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno has authorised the immediate release of an additional N1.4bn for the payment of gratuities.

Eno who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen by the Chief Press Secretary, Ekerete Udoh on Monday noted that the gesture was to cushion the impacts of the current economic situation in the country on the retirees.

According to him, the sum of nine hundred million naira (N900 million) is for payment of retired state civil servants and five hundred million naira (N500 million) is for retired primary school teachers.

He disclosed that the N1.4 billion has brought the total amount of gratuities paid so far by Governor Eno since his assumption of office to 16.1 billion naira.

He said, ”In fulfilment of his campaign promise, His Excellency, Governor Umo Eno, has authorized the immediate release of 1.4 billion naira for further payment of gratuities.

“The breakdown of the payment is as follows: 900 million Naira for retired State Civil servants and 500 million naira for retired primary school teachers.

“The release of the additional 1.4  billion Naira brings the total amount of gratuities paid so far by the Governor, ten months after his inauguration to 16.1 billion Naira.

“Even though it is an acknowledged fact that gratuities are entitlements, but the courage to consistently release funds for the payment, further demonstrates the people-centric approach to governance by His Excellency, Governor Umo Eno.”

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