The Anambra state Government has said that staff who have been owed leave allowances will be paid in full by November 2017. This statement was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Tuesday, 24th October 2017.
Governor Willie Obiano made the promise at the inauguration of Queens Convent Secondary School, Ifite-Awka, in Awka South Local Government Area.“You will start receiving your leave allowances from Nov. 10, 2017. This is to enable you enjoy the Christmas celebration like other Nigerians,’’ he said
The governor further announced that every worker would receive a bag of rice among other benefits before the Christmas and will increase the salaries of the government staff. “Next year, there will be general increment in salaries of Anambra workers. We are doing all these to promote the welfare of workers in the state,’’ he said.
Obiano said that the first and second batch of promotion of workers in the state would soon be released. He also said that teachers and other civil servants would equally get their due benefits alongside other workers.
The governor promised that he would not relent in his fight against malpractice and other social ills, which according to him, has crippled the education system. “The primary and secondary schools are basic foundations which determine the future of people and the society and we must get it right for our nation to develop,’’ he said.