A’Ibom begins upward review of pensions

By Ogenyi Ogenyi,Uyo

Akwa Ibom State Government has began the process of upward review of pensions for pensioners who retired before 2012.

It has also ordered for a comprehensive audit report on the state owned Ibom Power Company Limited to enable it perform optimally.

A statement by Information Commissioner, Comrade Ini Ememobong made available to newsmen said these were some of the decisions arrived yesterday at the end of the meeting of the State Executive Council.

According to the statement, Governor Umo Eno who presided over the meeting sought to undertake an extensive review of ministerial projects, programmes, and policies, in order to evaluate performance.

It said the memo on the increase of pensions for pensioners was deliberated and referred to commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs for consultation with the Local Government Areas while decisions would to be taken by next week.

“Also, the Managing Director of Savannah Energy Ltd presented an interim Technical Audit report highlighting critical internal and external issues hampering the progress of the company. Council discussed the report and charged the company to submit a comprehensive and final report, to enable a concrete decision on the way forward.

“On the report on Dakkada Skills Acquisition Center, the Consultant, Mr. Churchill Udoh presented the report indicating the faculties that are ready for commencement. The report was deliberated and forwarded to a sub-committee for further deliberation.

“Council was briefed by the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism that four staff of his Ministry will be participating in the 2024 China-Aid Training Programme Seminar on Tourism Capacity Building for English-Speaking African Countries from 11th-24th April 2024.” It concluded


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