Plateau govt releases N300m monthly to settle pension arrears — HoS

Plateau State Government has released the sum of Three Hundred Million Naira (N300,000,000.00) monthly to settle arrears of pensions, gratuities, and death benefits from 1986 to date.Labour has enhanced cordial government-labor relations.

In his briefing, the State Commissioner of Education (Secondary), Hon. Mohammed Salihu Nyalun, said arrangements have been completed to give financial incentives to over 30,000 indigent students across 14 LGAs of the state worth over 1.3 billion naira to help them continue with their schooling.

Hon. Nyalun added that the state government has restored employment of 989 teaching and 200 non-teaching staff to fill existing shortages in manpower in the public schools.

“Mutfwang administration has also paid the backlog of school fees for 6 years amounting to forty million, six hundred thousand (#40,600,000=00) naira for plateau state indigenous schooling at the National Mathematical Centre Abuja. The Ministry coordinated and sent some students to participate in the marathon cross-country race in Kaduna, where they won the gold medal, three silver medals, and two bronze medals. They will represent the country in Nairobi, Kenya, in May 2024.

“Then the ministry lately created a Public-Private Partnership Department (DPPP), which is to liaise with government organisations, non-government organisations, corporate organisations, politicians, parents, teachers associations, old boys and girls of schools, Alma Mata, businessmen and women, groups, societies, etc. towards forging ways of collaboration towards improving education on the plateau and in general, as the government cannot do it alone since education for all is the responsibility of all,” he said.

In his opening remarks, the State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Mr Musa Ashoms,’s approval of the governor for the ministerial briefing highlighted the governor’s readiness to provide the tonic for the reactivation of the machinery of government in all of its departments.

Ashoms said it was the attitude that drives the vigorous activities across various sectors and across the state, turning it into a huge project site for massive infrastructural development and an incubator for robust public policy initiatives.



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