Akwa Ibom State Government releases funds for payment of 2015 gratuity of retired civil servants

Governor Udom Emmanuel has released funds for the payment of gratuity to retired civil servants in the state.

In a release made available to Planet News by the State Accountant General Pastor Uwem Andrew-Essien, the money is for payment of the 306 retired civil servants who were scheduled for December 2015 disclosing that government had equally paid salary arrears to 1,227 workers and pension arrears to 4,304 pensioners as well as 2015 employment arrears to 2,449 civil servants.

He stated that with the completion of payment of 2015 gratuity, the state government has commenced the compilation of names of civil servants who retired in 2016, saying the payment is done in batches in view of the huge amount involved.

Essien maintained that as a government that is responsible and committed to the wellbeing of her citizenry, all entitlements to civil servants would continue to remain a priority of the Governor Udom Emmanuel-led administration.

Consequently, the state’s accountant general has appealed to civil servants to reciprocate the government’s gesture by showing more commitment to their assigned duties.

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