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Again, Gov. Eno Of A’Ibom Orders Payment Of N2.7b For Gratuity, Leave Grant Amidst Hardship

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Bassey Eno, has authorized the release of N2.7 billion for the payment of gratuities to retired workers and leave grant for primary school teachers.

The order for payment of gratuities and Leave Grant, came at a time of harsh economic affecting the nation.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Ekerete Udoh, shared this on social media on Monday.

For instance, the Press Secretary said that with the release of these funds the Governor has paid a total of N14.7 billion in gratuities and leave grants for retired workers in the state.

Since coming to office nine months ago, he had previously authorized the release of N12 billion for the same purpose.

“This is in keeping with his campaign promise to regularly pay down gratuities and other entitlements,” the statement said.

Also, the statement highlighted the breakdown of the payment authorized by the governor including those to be paid.

Accordingly, N725 million will be paid for 2023 Leave Grant for primary school teachers.

N500 million had been earmarked for the payment of gratuity for primary school teachers.

Meanwhile, he has designated N500 million for the National Union of Local Government Employees ( NULGE).

N975 million also had been earmarked for the payment of gratuity for retired State civil servants.

The Press statement in part stated: “With the release of these funds today, Governor Umo Eno, since coming to office nine months ago, has paid a total of 14.7 billion Naira in gratuities and leave grants for retired workers in the state.”

“He had previously authorized the release of 12 billion Naira for the same purpose- a truly huge achievement.”

“The payment of the gratuities and Leave Grant, coming at a time of harsh economic times affecting the nation.”

“Indeed, this is a welcome development and is expected to bring huge relief for the retired and serving workers.”

“Also will ring true the generally held definition of Governor Eno, as a people- centric leader.”

“This is In keeping with his campaign promise to regularly pay down gratuities and other entitlements.”

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