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April 15, 2024

Eno releases additional N1.4bn for gratuities – CPS

Eno releases additional N1.4bn for gratuities – CPS

*Says total of N16.1bn paid so far for gratuities

By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo

THE Chief Press Secretary to  governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Ekerete Udoh has disclosed that his boss has authorised the immediate release of additional N1.4bn for the payment of gratuities.

Udoh who disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday noted that by the gesture the governor was trying 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 (N500million) 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 assumption of office to 16.1 billion Naira.

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His words, ” In  fulfillment of his campaign promise, His Excellency, Governor Umo Eno, has authorized the immediate release of 1.4billion Naira for further payment of gratuities.

“The breakdown of the payment is as follows: 900 million Naira for retired State Civil servants and 500million 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”