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Workers Christmas Largesse : Obiano recieves first haul of rice

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GOV Willie Obiano has taken delivery of the first batch of 100 bags of rice that would be distributed to Anambra State civil servants, ahead of the Christmas celebration.

Other batches of delivery will be done within one week to make it a total of 100,000 bags the state government will distribute to every civil servant.

Gov Obiano, represented by Anambra State Head of Service, Harry Uduh, said it was in fulfillment of his promise since assumption of office.

Receiving the 25kg Anambra Rice at the Jerome Udorji Secretariat, Awka, Gov Obiano noted that the distribution of the rice will commence on 19th November, 2018. The governor revealed that the state government had finalized every financial arrangement to pay leave allowance and other entitlement to the state civil servants.

“We are expecting over 100,000 bags of 25kg Anambra Rice. It is the vision of this administration to improve the welfare of workers of the state. We will continue providing enabling environments that will promote harmonious relationship between the government and the civil servants,” Obiano stated.

Delivering the bags of rice, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Finance, as well as the Secretary, Joint Action Committee, JAC, Mr. Confidence Azodo, reaffirmed that the state government would complete payment of all outstanding allowances before the first week of December.

Mr. Azodo commended Gov Obiano for his heavy investment in agriculture, which according to him had recorded tremendous amount of production capacity on agriculture.

On his part, the Chief Executive Officer CEO, Anambra Rice Brand, Mr. Akai Egwuonwu, pointed that the rice was cultivated and processed in Anambra.

Egwuonwu emphasized that Gov Obiano administration had increased rice production and had superseded consumption capacity.
He harped on the need to embrace the agricultural drive of Gov Obiano, which is geared towards making the state economically stable.

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