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Gov Eno Discharges Additional N2.7bn For Payment Of Gratuities, Other Entitlements

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Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has approved the release of an additional N2.7 billion to pay primary school teachers’ leave grants and gratuities to retiring employees.

Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Ekerete Udoh disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Uyo.

Udoh also disclosed that the current release of N2.7bn, has brought the total amount his boss has so far paid for the payment of gratuities and leave grant to N14.7bn.

His words: “In keeping with his campaign promise to regularly pay down gratuities and other entitlements, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Pastor Umo Eno, today, authorized the release of additional 2.7 billion Naira for the payment of gratuities to retired workers and leave grant for primary school teachers.

“The breakdown of the payment is as follows: N725 million is for 2023 Leave Grant for primary school teachers, N500 million for the payment of gratuity for primary school teachers, N500 million for the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and N975 million for the payment of gratuity for retired State civil servants.

“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, is indeed a welcome development and is expected to bring huge relief for the retired and serving workers, and ring true the generally held definition of Governor Eno, as a people centric leader”.

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