Eno releases additional N1.5bn for workers’ gratuities in Akwa Ibom

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom state has directed the immediate release of additional N1.5 billion for payment of outstanding gratuities of retired workers.

The chief press secretary to the governor, Mr Ekerete Udoh, who stated this through a statement Thursday in Uyo said it was a confirmation of the governor’s resolve to fulfill his pact with workers in the state.

The statement noted that Eno had during his campaign, promised to continue paying backlog of gratuity from where his immediate predecessor in office had stopped.

It added that: “Before the current release, 5.3 billion naira had been released by the governor for retired workers in the state.

“Few weeks ago, an additional one month salary otherwise called 13th month salary, or “ Enomber” was approved for civil servants in the state for Christmas.

“Governor Eno in six months in office has touched on the critical pillars of the ARISE Agenda, especially in rural development, education, healthcare, security and infrastructural maintenance.”

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