The Ogun State Government has approved palliatives for subsidy removal in response to the current economic realities in the country.
The state government has announced a cash palliative of N10,000 for each public servant, including pensioners, to help them cope with the economic shocks caused by the removal of fuel subsidy. This measure will be in effect for a period of three months starting from July 2023.
In addition to the cash palliative, the state government has also approved other measures to support its citizens. These include hazard allowance for all health and medical personnel in the state, approval of peculiar allowance for public servants, immediate release of letters of promotion for 2021 and 2022, payment of March and April 2023 leave bonuses for public servants, and immediate cash-backing for the quarterly payment of gratuities to pensioners.
The Ministries, Departments and Agencies have also been instructed to work out modalities to ensure that 20% of their staff strengths are off-duty daily. This measure is intended to ease the effect of the recent increase in fuel price among public servants.
These measures demonstrate the Ogun State Government’s commitment to supporting its citizens during these challenging times. The state government is taking proactive steps to ameliorate the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy on the well-being of its people.
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