The Government of Akwa Ibom of Akwa Ibom State has approved the payment of July salaries complete with refunds of monies deducted from workers’ Consolidated Akwa Ibom Enhanced Salary Structure, CONAKESS in June, 2020. This was made known by the Accountant General of Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Uwem Andrew Essien in a statement in his office earlier today July 29.
Pastor Andrew-Essien said the gesture is a demonstration of the forthrightness of Governor Udom Emmanuel in keeping to his promise as well as the Governor’s commitment to the welfare of workers.
Emphasizing that the refunds was in accordance to the terms of agreement reached between the State Government and Labour in a meeting held recently at Government House, Uyo, that the refunds of the deducted monies from CONAKESS be paid to workers in the July 2020 salaries, the Accountant General commended the Governor for his commitment and concern for the wellbeing workers.
He said the timely payment of salaries, coupled with the refunds would go a long way to ameloriating the conditions of the workers, especially in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.