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Public Service Day: Workers eulogies, pledge support for Obiano, Soludo



…Soludo promises to uphold Obiano’s prompt monthly salary payment
….Anambra Newspapers’ 25-yr-pension underscored as Obiano’s feat in magnanimity

ANAMBRA State Government, in conjunction with Civil Service Commission and public servants within the state have marked the annual public service day. The event, which held at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka, had in attendance members of the state executive council, Permanent Secretaries, heads of statutory commissions, ministries, departments, agencies and parastatals.

  In his renmarks, the state Head of Service,  Harry Uduh said that the day was for stock taking by the main engine of governance and economic stability of the state.

  Mr Uduh thanked the governor of the state for his continuous promotion of welfare of public servants through prompt payment of salaries, pension and gratuities, promotion and annual largesse of bag of rice for Christmas celebration, among others, and asked them to take active and leading roles in maximising productivity in the state.

 He recalled that since inception, Governor Obiano’s administration has continued to promote welfare and interest of workers, including introduction of a lot of reforms aimed at transforming the lives of workers.

  Governor Obiano while thanking  workers for the support they have been giving his administration, reassured workers of regular payment of their salaries and pensions as and when due.        He assured that government would continue to reward loyalty, productivity, discipline and excellence.

  The governor equally used the opportunity to urge the workers and people of the state to come out en masse to vote in the person who will take the state to an enviable height as security personnel are on ground to protect them. Further, he declared 4th and 5th November, 2021 as public holiday to enable workers prepare for the gubernatorial election.

  The APGA Standard Flagbearer in Saturday’s gubernatorial election, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, flanked by his running mate, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, promised ndi Anambra to stand on the foundation laid by the governor for consolidation and continuity, revealing his plans of job creation for greater number of ndi Anambra as a way of maintaining the pride of ndi Anambra.

  While describing civil servants as the foundation, Professor Soludo pledged that if elected, by next year, once the finances can carry salary and other adjustments done, his administration will carry on and implement it, asking the state workforce to come out and exercise their franchise in Saturday’s election which is very critical to the progress and advancement of the state.

  Some of the workers who spoke at the event, including the chairman, National Light pensioners, Comrade ABC Ubani noted that since the creation of the state, none of the state newspaper pensioners had been paid their pension except the present administration.

  Mr Ubani thanked Governor Obiano for paying the workers of Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation their pensions and also for his magnanimity towards their welfares.

  Also speaking at the event, the Managing Director Anambra Newspapers and Printing Corporation, Sir Chuka Nnabuife, thanked the governor for his efforts in making National Light Newspaper one of the best newspapers in the nation.

  Sir Nnabuife said that through the governor’s effort the newspaper have won both local and international awards.

  Earlier, Nollywood icon, Chinwetalu Agu praised Professor Soludo to high heavens for the debt relief encountered during his time at the Central Bank, among other laudable programs, stating that he doesn’t joke with Anambra because of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu’s axiom of nke a bu nke anyi which represents ndi Igbo, applauding the governor for his good deeds in the state.

  Award presentation, cutting of cake and music performances by Anambra Civil Servants were highlights of the event.

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