Jubilations as Ugwuanyi Earmarks Paris Club Savings For Payment Of LG Pensions, Gratuities
The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, yesterday revealed that the state has earmarked savings fro. Paris Club for payment of Pensions and gratuities at the LGAs.
Briefing newsmen after the meeting of the State Executive Council held at the EXCO Chambers, Government House, Enugu, the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, disclosed that in the light of the governor’s commitment to the welfare of workers, transparency, accountability and prudent management of resources, the council approved that the sum of eighty six million naira (N86m) saved during the disbursement of the Paris Club refund, be moved to the local government pensions’ fund to increase the capacity of the local governments, which are saddled with the responsibility of paying LG retirees their pensions and gratuities, to pay them accordingly.
“The JAAC Chairman was instructed to implement it immediately. I am sure that in the coming hours, the banks will start the processes of moving the funds from the JAAC account to the local governments’ pension funds and we are expecting that in the coming weeks, more pensioners will be paid from the local government system”, the commissioner said.
Naijatell reports that there were jubilations within the state when the news filtered in with many pouring encomium on Governor Ugwuanyi for the great move.