17 March 2021 by Josiah Buzun
About 1800 workers from Plateau State have so far benefitted from the 2 billion naira Federal Mortgage bank home Renovation scheme.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State made this known at a one day seminar organised by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria Plateau State chapter.
He said some of the beneficiaries got up to one million naira depending on their grade level.
Represented by the Head of Service, Mr Izam Atang Azi, Lalong said the state Government was also making efforts towards settling the 18billion Naira outstanding benefits.
He said the state Government also engaged the services of a consultant to boost revenue generation in an effort to address its financial obligations.
Lalong described the relationship between the State Government and labour as cordial, noting that all issues concerning labour were always given serious attention.
In his address, the Chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria Plateau State chapter Comrade Titus Malau described civil servants as the engine room for development of any Nation.
Malau said plans had been concluded by the Union to commence computer training for members.
In a paper titled ’employee welfare and wellness, motivation for the achievement of organizational goals’ a retired Permanent Secretary in the State Mr Timothy Parlong said employees deserve more than salaries and wages, hence the argument for provision and improvement of existing welfare facilities in the workplace.
Also speaking on the topic ‘ impact of working conditions on performance of civil servants’, a fellow, institute of policy Development and Management, Comrade Luka Pampe regretted that civil servants were neglected during and after service.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of awards to some retired and serving Civil Servants.