Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Sunday expressed fear over the massive pension and gratuity burden successive administrations had been battling with because the state’s creation.
Ugwuanyi, who spoke at a discussion board of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Enugu, stated the state had the best pension burden within the South East.
“The impact of pension and gratuities on us are so excessive and greater than some other state within the area and this arises from the standing of the Coal Metropolis because the headquarters of the previous japanese area,” he mentioned.
“As we speak, there isn’t a cash to satisfy a few of these obligations and plenty of extra however the plenty don’t wish to hear that.”
The governor additionally spoke in regards to the infrastructure issues, saying the state had a number of the worst rural street networks with greater than forty seven communities largely inaccessible resulting from absence of hyperlink roads, culverts and bridges.
He defined that the panorama of many of the rural communities was so unhealthy that the individuals within the affected areas don’t bury their useless throughout the wet season.
He mentioned, “There are a number of communities within the state that haven’t seen earth shifting tools for street development up to now forty years.
“Most native authorities areas are discovering it troublesome to pay salaries to not speak of development of roads, however in all of those challenges, we’re grateful to God.”
Ugwuanyi stated his administration was able to face the challenges and supply good hyperlink roads throughout the state.
He described the media as a significant growth companion for the reason that inception of his administration.
Ugwuanyi stated that his administration was not unmindful of the expectations from the plenty, including that fee of salaries was now the key indicator of governance within the face of the present hardship.
“I thanks in your assist and for giving us the platform for growth and I pray that within the discharge of our duties we is not going to be charged with actions we can not defend,” he mentioned.
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