The government of Akwa Ibom State, has assured the civil servants in the State, of its readiness to pay their April salaries on time, despite the Covid-19 lockdown in the State.
The State Head of Civil Service, Effiong Essien, disclosed this in Uyo, the State capital.
According to him, Governor Udom Emmanuel’s administration is responsive to the welfare of the workers in the State.
His words: “Governor Udom Emmanuel is concerned with the plight of workers during this stay-at-home order, and had paid salaries early enough in the month of March, so that workers will not be stranded during the lockdown.
“As I speak, an arrangement has been made to ensure that April salary will also come on time”, he said, while monitoring the distribution of foodstuff.
Essien also assured the people of the government’s commitment to providing palliatives in terms of food items, to cushion the effect of the lockdown.
The food items comprising of rice, beans, garri, flour, were distributed to vulnerable people in the villages across the State.
The Head of Service also noted that the relief materials will go a long way to ameliorate the sufferings of the people at this time.
“His Excellency, out of his deep concern and love for the people of Akwa Ibom State, has arranged these food items to be distributed to every community and villages in the State, so that it can reach mostly the poorest of the poor, who are really affected by the lockdown, they are to be touched by this great benevolence.”