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Govt is not owing anybody gratuity and pension; salaries are paid promptly – Governor Udom

Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Deacon Udom Emmanuel has said that the state government is not owing anybody pensions and gratuity. The governor who made this known via a live interactive session on radio and television stations across state said those who have problems may not have verified their BVN.
Deacon Emmanuel also used the opportunity to inform Akwa Ibom people that in his regime, salaries are paid promptly, saying Local Government employees and teachers have paid upto date.
The governor said the 3 arms of government enjoy a cordial relationship, one of the best in the country. He said the whitepaper on the Nkari crisis will soon made public and the recommendations of the committee will be implemented, saying Nkari now enjoys peace.
The State’s chief executive said he has applied to the Federal

Government to give him approval to fix the Calabar-Itu road and the state government is waiting for a concessionary approval from the FG to begin work on the road. He said there are two investors showing interest in the road, saying the road will boost tourism in the state.
The governor explained why he didn’t get bailout funds from the FG, saying he would have mortgaged the state had he gone for the bailout funds.
The former zenith bank chief said God prepared him to lead Akwa Ibom at a time likes where depression is jamming with heavy inflation.
He thanked those who were steadfast throughout the period of the battle in court, saying “Our Supreme God made us victorious”.

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  1. This is a big lie! My mum is yet to be paid her gratuity. She was a primary school teacher and retired since 2009. Akwa Ibom State Government might have released the funds but I hasn’t gotten to the rightful people.
    I’d also draw your notice to the fact that the few people being paid their gratuities are paid because they have recommendations from senior government officials or have hundreds of thousands to bribe the pension officials. As at this moment, people that retired years after my mum have received theirs.
    Feel free to investigate these allegations.

  2. Ndifreke Bassey

    I expected Him to say that He is not oweing anybody in Akwa Ibom state than for him to say that Akwa Ibom state govt is not oweing. Our LGCouncil is yet to pay july 2014 salary not to talk of promotion arrears, leave grant for 4 years and a whole lot of other entitlements. My uncle since 2009 is yet to receive his gratuity and pensions. He needed to have checked well before saying it openly

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