Governor Francis Nwifuru has issued an immediate directive for the disbursement of gratuities to retirees in Ebonyi State.
The announcement came through Jude Okpor, the Commissioner of Information and Orientation, during a briefing with journalists regarding the state executive council meeting held at the new Government House in Centenary City, Abakaliki.
Okpor conveyed, “Council approved the immediate commencement of payment of gratuity to retirees from tomorrow, with a release of the sum of N3,851,763,617.65. It was found out that the total of eligible beneficiaries (retirees) at present is 1,715, which amounted to the approved sum at council deliberations.”
Furthermore, the government expressed its readiness to initiate the distribution of palliatives aimed at alleviating the impact of fuel subsidy removal on the state’s residents.
“Plans have reached an advanced stage for the distribution of over 100,000 bags of rice and other materials to vulnerable households in the state. Council charged the committee to hasten arrangements for the immediate distribution of the palliative,” Okpor stated.