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Sunday, 10 September 2017

Anambra Govt denies owing pay rates, pensions, gratuities

Government of Anambra State has denied reports that it was owing workers pay rates, pensions and gratuities or retirees as well. 
It demanded that a current report which recorded Anambra as one of the states owing overdue debts of compensations, pensions and gratuities regardless of the arrival of the second tranche of the Paris Club discount was false and deceiving. 

A public statement by the state's Information and Communications Strategy magistrate, Mr Tony Nnachetta which was made accessible to GIFTED BLOG in Awka stated that Anambra State was not owing workers' pay rates, pensions or gratuities as the report had claimed. 

The discharge stated, "despite what might be expected, since the origin of the Obiano organization, Anambra has been more alive to its commitment to workers including retirees and beneficiaries. 

"It is on record for example, that in year 2015, when the country's economy was sliding into retreat, Anambra was the main state in the league that expanded the compensations of its workers. It is additionally a well established reality that since the origin of the Governor Willie Obiano organization in Anambra State, workers' pay rates have never held up one day longer than the booked 25th day of consistently when each representative of the government gets their compensation caution." 

He said that Obiano had lined the installment up with the leeway of the N1.9bn back payments of pay rates owed Water Corporation and ANSEPA staff by the past organization for a long time. 

He included that, "Also, retirees of National Light, the state's daily paper distributing house whose pensions had been falling behind financially since the state was made 26 years back were paid quite recently a week ago. 

"It is in this convention of accommodating treatment of the workers, that Governor Obiano has guaranteed to expand the pay rates of Anambra workers one year from now once the Anambra State House of Assembly affirms the 2018 Budget." 

He said it is in energy about all the neighborly motions of the Obiano organization towards workers, that individuals from the composed Labor in the state have collectively supported the senator's second term offer, amid the exercises denoting the current year's festival of the Workers' Day.

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