Nwifuru Offsets Gratuities Of Another 533 Retired Workers


Governor Nwifuru Offsets Gratuities Of Another 533 Retired Workers

In line with his People’s Charter of Needs agenda, the Ebonyi State Governor, Right Honourable Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has again paid gratuities to 533 more retired workers in the state.

This was contained in a statement signed and made available to the press by the state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Jude Okpor recently.

The document also revealed that the retirees were the last batch of the retirees were the spill over from 1996 to 2021.

A total number of Two Hundred and fifty six(256) retirees received their payment in full, while a total of three hundred and ninety four million, nine hundred and seven thousand, seven hundred and eighty four naira, ninety one kobo (N394,907,784.91) spent

“Also, cleared and paid during the 7-day exercise were retirees between (2022 – 2023), with a total number of Two Hundred and and Seventy Seven (277) Retirees cleared and paid in that category, with a total Gratuity paid, amounting to N1,030,972,870.05.

“It is indisputably correct to say that the Ebonyi state government under the pragmatic leadership of His Excellency the Governor has practically cleared all arrears of gratuity owed retirees from the creation of the state to 2023, with a total Gratuity sum of Five Billion, Thirty Six Million, Two Hundred and Eleven Thousand, One Hundred and Four Naira, Six Kobo (N5,036,211,140.6) paid
.to a total of Two Thousand, and Ninety Nine (2,099) Retirees.

“Further breakdown of the total sum and beneficiaries reveal that Governor Nwifuru led administration in the first phase of the exercise paid a total of Three Billion, Six Hundred and Thirty Thousand, Four Hundred and Eighty Five Naira, Sixty Four Kobo (3,610,330,485.64) to One Thousand, Five Hundred and Sixty Six (1,566) Retirees, who patiently awaited their entitlement between (1996 – 2021), while a total number of Five Hundred and Thirty Three (533) Retirees were cleared and paid a total gratuity amount of One Billion, Four Hundred and Twenty Five Million, Eight Hundred and Eighty Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifty Four Naira, Ninety Six Kobo (N1, 425,880,654.96) in the second phase.

“We therefore call on Ebonyians to continue to reciprocate His Excellency’s good gestures through prayers and loyalty to his administration as his government girds loins for better gestures in favour of Ebonyi people”, he stated. ENDS