Kogi Govt. Re-assures Workers of Sustaining Enhanced Welfare Packages

The Kogi State Government, has re-stated its resolve to sustain and enhance welfare packages for civil servants in the state


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Kogi Govt. Re-assures Workers of Sustaining Enhanced Welfare Packages


 

The Kogi State Government, has re-stated its resolve to sustain and enhance welfare packages for civil servants in the state, so as to boost their productivity.

 

The State Head of Service, HOS, Mrs. Hannah Onyinoyi Odiyo, gave the re-assurance in Lokoja, yesterday, Tuesday September 14, while declaring open, a one-day Workshop organized by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Kogi Chapter, for its members.

 

Our Kogi State Correspondent reports that Mrs. Odiyo, emphasized that the State Government will sustain regular payment of salaries, pensions and other entitlements, currently being enjoyed by civil servants in the state.

 

She said government is also working on the implementation of the new minimum wage, approved for civil servants, maintaining that training and re-training of staff, will also continue to receive topmost priority.

 

The HOS, disclosed that government had equally embarked on motivation of workers, through empowering them on Information and Communication Technology, ICT to meet up with the modern realty in the discharge of their duties.

 

"As Civil Servants, you must strive to complement government's efforts  to enhance your well-being, by keying into investments that will better your living as well as plan for your retirement in future", the HOS admonished.

 

Earlier in his welcome speech, the Chairman of the Kogi Branch of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Comrade Akeji Aron, called for the quick implementation of the new minimum wage by the state government, saying that non-implementation of the new minimum wage act, is unhealthy for civil servants, under the prevailing economic woes in Nigeria.

 

The Chairman, also called on the state government to jettison the rumoured implementation of the Contributory Pension as well as the Kogi Health Insurance Schemes and provide the benefits that accrued to civil servants over the years, that are yet to be implemented.

 

In the two papers delivered by the Director of Finance & Administration at Kogi State House of Assembly, Enimola Martins, titled: "Preparing For Retirement: Challenges and Solutions",  Public Service Investment: An Essential Basis For Development And A Principal Factor For Achieving Progress And Welfare",  he identified proper investments as a major tool to have a better and enjoyable retirement life.

 

The Guest Lecturer enumerated some areas for lucrative business for the retirees to include; garri grinding machine services, kerosene retail sales, sachet water packaging, rental services, sales of seasoned food stuff, vegetable garden, fruit planting, supermarket, barbing saloon as well as tye and dye business.



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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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