Aminat Yahaya —
The Head of Service to the Delta state government, Reginald Bayoko has admitted that the state has entered into partnership with Messrs Lafenax Nigeria Limited, a major building materials distributor. This he said was on behalf of civil servants for the purchase of materials on flexible payment arrangements.
With the new partnership he said, public servants will enjoy discounted cost of building on a payment plan spread over one year.
The Service had earlier signed an agreement with KYC Interproject Limited to build 10,000 housing units for public servants.
Bayako said the arrangement was put in place to improve the welfare of its workforce by mitigating the high cost of building materials as well as reduce the financial burden of construction through direct deductions at source from their monthly salaries.
He explained that officers on salary grade levels 01 – 06bwere eligible to collect various building materials, worth between N150,000 and N500,000 while those on salary grade levels 07 – 12 were eligible for items ranging from N150,000 to N1 million.
Other categories of officers listed in the circular were those on salary grade levels 13 to the consolidated, who were eligible to collect building materials worth between N150,000 and N2 million, while those on salary grade levels 16 and above to receive items up to N3 million.