Anambra Head of Service, Mr Harry Udu, says he has received 100, 000 bags of rice for civil servants and pensioners in the state in preparation for the yuletide.
Udu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Thursday that the rice gift was in line with the tradition of Gov. Willie Obiano who fetes workers and other stakeholders in the state with bags of rice every Christmas.
He assured workers in the state and the local government service that they would get their rice gift from the governor, adding that distribution to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) had started.
The HoS said that all pensioners who retired from the state and local government services would also get their own share of the rice to enable them celebrate Christmas and New Year with ease.
“We have taken delivery of the usual rice gift from Gov Willie Obiano for workers in the state.
“We have about 100, 000 bags which will be distributed to workers, pensioners as well as other stakeholders in Anambra.
“Gov. Willie Obiano has fulfilled his promise this year as he has always done. This will enable our people to celebrate Christmas and New Year with greater ease.
“The distribution to MDAs is going on simultaneously from there the civil servants will get theirs,” he said.
Udu also said that workers in the state would get their leave allowances by Dec.1.
He thanked Obiano on behalf of the workers and also urged the workers not to relent in doing their best to help the government succeed.
“We are happy and full of gratitude to our dear governor for taking the welfare of workers as priority,” he said.