The Ebonyi State Government has approved N10,000 as addition to its worker’s salary as part of efforts to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal.
Mr Chikadibia Okpor, State Commissioner for Information and Orientation announced the approval to newsmen after the Executive Council Meeting on Friday in Abakaliki.
”The issue of workers’ salaries was raised and deliberated by Exco. The sum of N10,000 will be added to every worker’s salary in the state to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal,” he said.
The Ebonyi state government has approved immediate increment of ₦10,000 to the state civil servants across board to cushion the effect of subsidy removal by the federal government.
The government also okayed the recruitment of 1,454 Ebonyians into the state workforce
Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Mr Jude Okpor, made this known on Friday during a press conference on the outcome of Thursday’s State Executive Council meeting held at centenary city, new government house, Abakiliki.
He said, “The Executive Council led by His Excellency the Chairman of Council approved that N10,000 be added to every worker’s salary in the state to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal as palliative
On the Ebonyi state University ( EBSU) Abakiliki, the commissioner stated that governor Nwifuru mandated the secretary to the state statement(SSG), Professor Grace Umezuruike to look into the finances of the institution and determine the upwards review of subvention of the university.
“Council also approved the employment of 1,454 Ebonyians into the state civil service to fill in vacancies created in the services over the years.”
According to Okpor, the governor gave matching order to the Commissioner for Water Resources, to ensure that water runs in all the nook crannies of Abakaliki, the state capital, before the next Executive Council meeting.
“His Excellency was made to understand the hardship people in the state capital are facing over the problem of water and resolved that it must come to an end,”.