Gov Eno Doles Out N1.04bn to Civil Servants as Bonus

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By Ogenyi Ogenyi,Uyo

Governor umo eno has announced the payment of n1.04bn to workers employed by the akwa ibom state government as a bonus to mark the 2024 public service week.

Eno who made the announcement at a function to conclude the week-long celebration by public servants said it was in appreciation for the harmonious working relationship with the state government and their support of the arise agenda.

The governor commended the integrity, prudence, and bridge-building disposition of the head of civil service, elder effiong essien and directed the accountant-general of the state to ensure the payment of n20,000 each to all the 52,000 civil servants across the various tiers of the state government in the first week of july as a bonus in commemoration of the celebration.

Reiterating his call for all hands to be on deck to make akwa ibom self-sufficient in food production, governor eno recalled the satisfying impression he got on visiting the model farm at nsit ibom local government area and commended the hon. Otong aaron-led transition committee, urging others to emulate the worthy example.

He also charged the head of civil service to put checks in place to discourage the abuse of the farm days declared by the state government, stressing that if 52,000 workers utilize the work-free days to farm, akwa ibom would be better off in terms of food sufficyiency.

He said he would soon visit the civil service training centre with the intent to upgrade its facilities while arrangements for a partnership between ibom led and ascon in lagos is underway for the training of senior civil servants to acquaint them with modern work tools for greater efficiency.

Essien had earlier said the irst year of eno’s tenure has been favorable to akwa ibom workers, both serving and retired and thanked the governor for the privilege of hosting the 2024 public service week for the first time in the last ten years.

He noted that despite the tough economic realities, god has helped the civil servants to stay afloat, while expressing optimism that the workers wohld continue to support the governor to succeed.


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