The Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Cross River has disclosed that no civil servant in the state got a promotion in the last seven years.

TUC Chairman, Monday Ogbodum addressed newsmen on the welfare of workers under Ben Ayade’s eight years administration.

Ogbodum said apart from regular payment of salaries and pensions, workers had the worst welfare under the current government.

The last time retirees were paid gratuity was in 2014, while promotion for workers since 2016 has not been 100 percent implemented, he revealed.

On payment of gratuities, he said a committee put in place by the government became moribund after the initial release of N200 million from January to April 2022.

The funds did not accommodate all retirees in the month of March 2014, yet no additional funds have been released, Ogbodum said.


“Therefore, payment of gratuities to state retirees from April 2014 and local government workers from 2012 is still pending,” he added.

The Labour leader said the annual incremental rate used to be a thing of joy, but the government had reneged on this despite the MoU entered into.

“Supply of computers: Workers’ salaries were deducted for this purpose and up till now, some workers have not been supplied computers.

“The committee as captured in the MoU to ascertain the outstanding liabilities has not been set up by the government,” the TUC chairman added.

Ogbodum, the State Chairman of the Senior Civil Servants Association of Nigeria, advised the incoming administration of Bassey Otu to prioritize workers’ welfare.


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