Governor Prince Bassey Edet Otu Approves 6-Month Relief Plan to Alleviate Suffering in Cross River State
In a significant step toward providing relief to its citizens, the government of Cross River State, under the leadership of Governor Senator Prince Bassey Edet Otu, has initiated a groundbreaking economic measure. The state has approved the inclusion of a flat-rate palliative remittance of N10,000 for all Civil and Public Officers, including retirees, for the next six months, commencing in September 2023.
This forward-thinking decision comes in response to the Federal Government’s adoption of certain economic measures and its commitment to assisting states in mitigating the hardships faced by their residents. Governor Otu, recognizing the importance of immediate relief, has taken this proactive stance to address the pressing needs of the people of Cross River State.
The palliative measure, amounting to N10,000 per individual, will be disbursed to Civil and Public Officers, both active and retired, across the state. This move is expected to provide much-needed support to individuals and families grappling with economic challenges, especially in the wake of various economic uncertainties.
Prof. A. Owan Enoh, Secretary to the State Government and Chairman of the Palliative Distribution Committee, issued a directive to ensure the prompt implementation of this relief measure. With the commencement of September’s salaries, Cross River State is poised to make a positive impact on the lives of its civil servants and retirees.
This compassionate and strategic move by the Cross River State government underscores its commitment to the welfare and well-being of its citizens. It also aligns with the broader national efforts to address economic challenges and provide essential relief to those in need.
As Cross River State embarks on this journey of providing financial respite to its public servants and retirees, the initiative is expected to bring a measure of comfort and stability to households across the state. This bold step serves as a testament to the government’s dedication to alleviating the suffering of its people during these challenging times.
In the face of economic uncertainties and with the goal of ensuring a better quality of life for its residents, Cross River State sets an inspiring example by implementing this commendable palliative remittance program.