The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has called on the Federal Government to upgrade the severance package of public servants to save them from a life of penury after service.
The Minister made this known today in Abuja while appreciating 11 staff who retired from service between April to December 2021, having attained the retirement age of 60 years or 35 years of Service.
“My only worry is what happens after retirement because Government does not provide enough for its citizens who are retiring,” he said He therefore enjoined the retirees to engage in small scale businesses that can generate income to replace the ones they had lost.
On her part, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani said: “This is an occasion we want to appreciate you because we don’t want you to go quietly without recognizing the much you have put in place in terms of contribution in the Service”
Speaking on behalf of the retirees, Aliyu Ahmed Janyau appreciated the Federal Government for the training that was given to retirees on how to manage their lives, and resources, adding that it gave them hope and courage on how to face life after retirement.
He also thanked the Management of the Ministry for hosting a send forth party in their honour and for the various gifts given to them, while praying that the gesture will continue.
The retired officers are: Mr. Imam Ali Aminu, Abah Steven, Ahmed Aliyu, Taiwo Sunday, Nwachukwu Charles, Ewa Sunday, Emenike Ihegiibe, Gabriel Fan, Balaraba Rabiu Wali, Augusta Orakwa and Mr. Benjamin Udensi.
D (Press & PR)
10TH March, 2022