Sunday, 26 February 2017

Benue Government Constructs Houses For Workers

The Benue State Head of Service, Mr Inwata Adaikwu, has announced that the Ortom administration has constructed 10 housing units at the Owner Occupier Housing Estate in Makurdi for allocation to civil servants.



Adalkwu spoke while giving account of his stewardship at the accountability press briefing at the NUJ House, Makurdi.

“In continuation of the Owner-occupier Housing Scheme Project, my office has built ten new housing units to be allocated to civil servants, constructed streets, electrified and installed a 500KVA transformer at Owner-occupier Housing Estate phase II.

Adalkwu urged civil servants not to pay money to anyone as promotion examination fee.

He disclosed that money has been approved and released for the conduct of the recent civil service promotion exercise and that those demanding money as fees for promotion examination should be reported.

The Head of Service stated that his office promoted 286 staff during the period under review and conducted promotion examinations for 2000 staff at different levels.

Adalkwu sector reforms, the Mr Iwanta said the committee set up by  Governor Ortom  to work out a framework for the implementation of the reforms has made recommendations which are been looked into with the aim of upgrading the state public service for maximum productivity.

On the welfare of serving and retired civil servants, Adalkwu said the payment of monthly pensions which had earlier ceased resumed when Ortom was sworn-in.

He said the delay in payment of salaries and pensions was a result of the current economic challenges facing the country, but that efforts were being made to ensure that Benue workers were not owed.

The Head of Service also stated that N150 million had been released and disbursed as gratuities since October, 2016.

He revealed that N20 million was saved from the pensioners verification exercise that was conducted between the 10th and 21st of August, 2015, while that of civil servants to verify the actual workforce was still ongoing.

He said a committee to overhaul pension administration, which he said was a step towards keying into the contributory pension scheme, has been set up.

No comments:

Post a Comment