Akwa Ibom State governor pastor Umo Eno has released N1.5b for payment of outstanding gratuities to civil servants in the state.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Ekerete Udoh and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday, stated that the release of the funds was a further confirmation of the Governor’s resolve to fulfil his pact with workers in the State.
“During his campaign, Pastor Eno had promised to continue paying backlog of gratuity from where his immediate predecessor in office had stopped.
“Before the current release, 5.3 Billion naira had been released by the Governor for retired workers in the State, an attestation to the Governor’s humane disposition to the people of the State.
“A few weeks ago, an additional one month salary otherwise called 13th-month salary, or “ Enomber” was approved for civil servants in the State, to bring Christmas cheers.
Udoh explained that Umo Eno, within six months in office, has touched on the critical pillars of the ARISE Agenda, especially in rural development, education, healthcare, security and infrastructural maintenance in the state.