The Governor made this directive during the State Executive Council Meeting held at...
By Uchenna Prince
To mitigate the impact of the recently abolished fuel subsidy in the country, Governor Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru of Ebonyi State has instructed that an extra amount of N10,000 be added to the salaries of Civil Servants in the State. This decision has brought immense joy and a sense of inclusion among the State’s workers, who endured undue hardship during the tenure of former Governor David Umahi. Umahi had reduced their salaries without providing any valid justification.
The Governor made this directive during the State Executive Council Meeting held at Centenary City in Abakaliki. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Engr. Jude Chikadibia Okpor, announced that the Council has also given approval for the employment of 1454 Ebonyians in the State Civil Service. These appointments aim to fill the vacancies that have accumulated over the years.
He said: “The issue of workers’ salaries was raised and deliberated on by Exco. 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.
“His Excellency also mandated SSG, Professor Grace Umezuruike to look into the finances of the state University (EBSU) to know what comes out and goes into the University to help determine the upwards review of subvention to the University.
“Council also approved the employment of 1454 Ebonyians into the State Civil Service to fill in vacancies created in the services over the years” he said.