Rivers Govt. Approves Revolving Loan for Civil Servants
The Rivers Government has approved a special revolving loan scheme for civil servants in the state without collateral. The Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Emma Okah, made this known to newsmen in Port Harcourt. He said that the loan would be interest-free.
The commissioner said it would be provided to civil servants who were in need of financial assistance. Okah said that civil servants were not expected to provide any collateral before accessing the loan.
He also said that the State Executive Council had declared a state of emergency on trading on major roads. The commissioner said that street trading had negatively affected the environmental sanitation of Port Harcourt.
Okah said that street traders had been given an ultimatum of seven days to quit the roads, adding that failure to comply would lead to enforcement by the government.
He announced the inauguration of a National Festival Committee to organise the National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST 2018) scheduled to take place in the state later in the year. The commissioner said that the State Executive Council had also approved the inauguration of a Water Board Committee.
He added that the loans will be available to civil servants who are in need. He said that civil servants are not expected to provide collateral before they can access the loans.
According to him, the idea of the scheme is to ensure that civil servants with peculiar needs, but are unable to raise funds, receive the needed support.
Speaking further, the Commissioner informed that the State Executive Council declared a state of emergency on the trading on major roads, which has negatively affected the environmental sanitation of the State Capital.
He announced that all street traders have an ultimatum of seven days to quit the roads, after which the State Government will start a determined enforcement to clean up the metropolis.
The commissioner announced the establishment of National Festival Committee to organise the NAFEST 2018 taking place in the state later in the year.
He also informed that the State Executive Council approved the setting up of the Water Board Committee. Both boards will be inaugurated by the Rivers State Governor on Thursday.