A committee to look into the possibility of adopting contributory pension scheme for the state Civil Servants has been constituted by the State Government

A committee to look into the possibility of adopting contributory pension scheme for the state Civil Servants has been constituted by the State Government.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Aniekan Umanah made this known after the extra-ordinary enlarged state Executive Council meeting held at the Le Meridian Hotels, Uyo.

Mr. Umanah said the committee which is to consider the prose and the cons of adopting the scheme is headed by the Head of Civil Service, Mrs. Ekereobong Akpan.

He said other members of the committee include some members of the State Executive Council and some Labour Leaders.                              

The Commissioner observed that those who constitute the committee are tested in the matter, having attended pension conference alongside the Governor at Abuja.

The Commissioner said another committee to harmonize the various imputs and contributions made by members of the    State Executive Council at the meeting has also been constituted.

It is headed by the Commissioner for Economic Development.

The Committees he added are to submit their reports in two weekstime, for the council’s consideration and possible adoption.

The State Executive Council he said has as a cardinal point for the meeting the consideration of the 2016 Budget Appropriation Estimate which focuses on the continuous development of the state.                                    

Speaking on the 2016 Budget estimate, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akan Okon said the state government is conscious of the present economic situation in the world and was out to have an implementable budget for the year 2016.

Mr. Okon adjudged the Government to have done well in executing the 2015 budget adding that the details of the 2016 budget appropriation estimate will soon be made public.

Commenting on the proposed budget given the down ward trend of revenue with an upward overhead, the Commissioner for Industry, Commerce and Investment, Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem said the proposed budget is realistic.                   

Barrister Enoidem who eulogized Governor Udom Emmanuel for the painstaking effort to ensure that the best is laid for the state, assured that the present resources constrain will not affect government’s industrialization programme.

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