By EZEKIEL DONTINNA
PLATEAU State Civil Servants are to benefit from over one hundred and fifty million naira (N150,000,000) Housing Loan approved by the Federal Government through Federal Mortgage Bank in no distant time.
The state Head of Civil Service, Mr. Izam Azi Izam, disclosed this recently, while declaring opened the 10th Quadrennial state Delegates Conference of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses & Midwives, Plateau State Council, held at the NANNM Secretariat Jos, the State Capital.
While congratulating members of the association for hosting yet another delegates conference, the Head of Service said, “because of the prompt payment of salaries by the Rescue Governor, the Civil Servants are now entitle to the Housing Loan of one million naira from Federal Mortgage Bank.
“we have already over eight hundred civil servants in Plateau State who have benefited from the Federal Government one million Housing Loan since the start of the programme. Now, Plateau State go an approval of one hundred and fifty million naira and that is roughly about one hundred and fifty civil servants that will benefit from it,” he disclosed.
Izam, also disclosed that the Rescue Administration of Governor Simon Bako Lalong, has so far released over ten thousand (10,000) promotions for civil servants in the state and was followed by payment without delay because the Governor prioritize the welfare of his civil servants.
He also assured civil servants that the Governor, has, on several occasions promised to implement the proposed new minimum wage when all discussions of the tripartite committee was reached and concluded, being a member of the committee.
On his part, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Policarp M. Azzuwut, described the association as a strong pillar in the Medical Profession and commended the unity of the union saying, “there is no better financial freedom as health insurance, that is why the state has was adopted it to Local Government level”.
He disclosed that, Governor Lalong, has completed and equipped the Riyom General Hospital to a standard that could be compared with any standard hospital and would soon be commissioned.
Earlier, the out-going state chairman of National Association of Nigeria Nurses & Midwives, Comrade Raphael J. Muduutdai, said “with the introduction of the new minimum wage signed in April this year, it is our hope that you will use your good office to handle amicably the issue of minimum wage”.