Monday, April 15, 2024

No political appointee will take salary before pensioners, civil servants – Otti vows

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Abia State Governor, Alex Otti has directed that civil servants and pensioners in Abia State should obtain their salaries earlier than political workplace holders are paid.

That is at the same time as he has lamented that pensioners have been owed for therefore lengthy by earlier administrations within the state, earlier than the backlog of the unpaid pensions have been cleared by his administration.

Governor Otti stated this in his Easter message to Abia residents, questioning why retired civil servants who served the state have been denied their pensions for therefore lengthy.

He famous that paying individuals their pensions shouldn’t be a topic of pleasure however defined that the enjoyment within the faces of the retirees stemmed from the truth that they have been owed for too lengthy.

“It’s certainly regrettable that these nice women and men (pensioners), who toiled for the State on the peak of their productive years have been owed for therefore lengthy.

“At any fee, as I discussed in my tackle to Abians shortly after my inauguration, by no means once more shall our senior residents be subjected to the agony of unpaid entitlements.

“I’ve since directed that full pensions should be paid on or earlier than the twenty eighth of each month, the exact same day civil servants within the State get their salaries.

“As a rule, political workplace holders will solely be paid after our obligations to our senior residents and civil servants have been fulfilled, in full,” Governor Otti affirmed.

He thanked the executives and members of Nigerian Union of Pensioners within the State for his or her religion in his administration, stressing that the welfare of Abia individuals was essential to his administration.

He declared that Abia has grow to be one of many most secure states within the nation and suggested Abia indigenes and guests to tour and spend money on the state with out worry.

He congratulated Abia individuals and Christians on the whole on the celebration of this 12 months’s Easter, saying that no a part of the state could be left undeveloped beneath his watch.

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