38 years after, ABS, ASPC pensioners get N700m

38 years after, ABS, ASPC pensioners get N700m

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Anambra State government has mapped out N700 million to offset the accumulated pension and gratuity for the two state media parastatals: Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS) and the Anambra State Printing Cooperation, publishers of National Light.
Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Ogbuefi Tony Nnacheta,disclosed this during a press briefing held at the Situation Room of the Information Ministry, Udorji Secretariat, Awka.
He said the gesture was in line with Governor Willie Obiano’s policy to carter for the welfare of the people and reduce their pains, especially in the current economic situation.
Nnacheta regretted that National Light Newspapers and ABS had suffered severely without pension and gratuities for more than 38 years with the retirees strength of 158 and 227, respectively, making a total of 385.
The commissioner said the payment would commence by end of June, 2017, through May 2018, promising to continue to ensure adequate sustainability.
He stated that the state government had assured to pay all accumulated debt owed pensioners and further provide them with adequate logistics to thrive

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