Akwa Ibom Government Release N2.254bn For Payment Of Gratuity
In keeping with his promise of ensuring that the welfare of workers is given the attention it deserves, the Governor Udom Emmanuel has approved the release of N2.254 billion for the payment of gratuity to retired workers in the state employ.
A statement by the Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew-Essien indicates that, out of the released sum, N1.254 billion is for the payment of gratuities of State pensioners, while N1 billion is for those of retired primary school teachers and Local Government employees.
The Accountant General praised the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel for always putting the welfare of workers at the front burner, even in the face of the current economic crises ravaging the entire world.
He advised the affected pensioners to cross-check their names at the Treasury Headquarters, Uyo.
The Governor on assumption of office in 2015 started with the clearing of ten years arrears of backlog of gratuities and pensions of retired workers and since then has been working hard to offset the outstanding arrears.