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Of Paul OsuyiAsaba

Delta The state government has entered into a partnership, on behalf of officials, with a major building materials distributor to purchase materials on flexible payment terms. With the new partnership, executed through the Office of the Head of Service (HoS), civil servants are expected to benefit from a reduced construction cost on a one-year payment plan.

This comes barely a month after signing an agreement with KYC Interproject Limited to build 10,000 housing units, initially, for civil servants.

In a circular announcing the new partnership, the HoS, Mr. Reginald Bayoko, gave the building distributor’s name as Messrs. Lafenax Nigeria Limited.

Bayako said the arrangement was put in place to improve the welfare of its workforce by mitigating the high cost of construction materials and reducing the financial burden of construction through direct deductions at the source on their monthly salaries.

The HoS thanked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, for providing the enabling environment for the arrangement to come to fruition.

He explained that agents in salary levels 01 to 06 were eligible to collect various building materials, worth between N150,000 and 500,000, while those in salary levels 07 to 12 were eligible for items. ranging from N150,000 to N1 million. The other categories of officers listed in the circular were those in salary grades 13 to consolidated, who were eligible to collect construction materials worth between N150,000 and N2 million. of naira, while those of salary levels 16 and above to receive items up to N3 million.