Ebonyi Pensioners to smile as Govt Approves N4bn for Payment of Gratuities

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Ebonyi Approves N4bn for Payment of Gratuities

The Ebonyi State Government has approved the sum of N4 billion for the payment of arrears of gratuity to retired civil servants in the state.

Briefing newsmen after the weekly State Executive Council (SEC) meeting in Abakaliki, the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Mr. Jude Okpor, noted that the payment will cover civil servants who retired from 1996 to 2021.

He added that the council also directed that all issues around those who were yet to receive the payment of their pension should be resolved without further delay.

Okpor said that the measure was part of efforts of the Ebonyi State Governor, Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru, to ameliorate the sufferings of the people in the state.

Okpor said: “In furtherance of the resolve of the people-oriented and purpose-driven administration of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, to lifting the living standard of majority of Ebonyians through Human Capital development policies, the Ebonyi State Executive Council also approved the payment of arrears of gratuity to retired civil servants from 1996 to 2021 with a cost implementation of over N4 billion.

“Council also directed that all issues around those who are yet to receive the payment of their pension, which is still ongoing should be resolved without further delay.”

He disclosed that the governor has announced the release of N2 billion and 3000 bags of rice as palliatives from the federal government.

 

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