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GOV EMMANUEL APPROVES PROMOTION OF 9,986 WORKERS

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By Umoh-Obong Kingsley

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has approved the promotion of 9,986 civil servants in the state.

The Head of Civil Service, Mrs Ekereobong Akpan, made the announcement on Tuesday during the occasion of 2018 workers day celebration otherwise called May Day

She thanked the Governor for his sincere concern for the welfare of workers especially for the prompt and regular payment of salaries and pensions, as well as the ongoing effort at clearing the backlog of gratuities.

Mrs Akpan noted that since assumption of office, Gov Emmanuel has released and approved the promotion of over 20,000 workers, adding that plans are in top gear for the provision of affordable housing for public servants in the state.

It would be recalled that Gov Emmanuel, in demonstrating of his sincere concern for workers, in assumption of office in 2015, directed the payment of backlog of gratuities to local government retirees from 2001 to 2011, and is still keeping the pace in that direction, as the payment of salary arrears to staff employed in 2014 is ongoing.

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