No Salary Without Voter’s Card – Anambra

The Anambra State Head of Service, Harry Udu has said the directive of the State Executive Council not to pay workers without Voter’s Card is not meant to witch- hunt anyone but to fight voter apathy.

He said the State Executive Council came about the decision to ensure voters registration for those who hadn’t registered or recently came of age.

He said, “Voter apathy is a serious issue here; stakeholders including civil society groups, have expressed concern with this pattern, so it is a decision of the state executive council.

“The directive does not affect everybody but those who have attained 18 years and those who for any reason have not registered”

He said registration doesn’t compel anyone to vote on Election Day; he added that voting is a civic duty, and that the directive wasn’t meant to witch-hunt anybody.

Udu said Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) will commence in the state in 2018.

He said the composition of Contributory Pension Scheme Board was awaiting the nomination and confirmation of the private sector representatives.

Udu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Monday that efforts were being made to put the prerequisite conditions in place for the effective take-off of the scheme. He said this will ensure that no retiree was stranded in the process.



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