The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, has surprised workers in the state as he announced an increase in their salaries. He made the announcement during the 56th independence day celebration and Ebonyi at 20 held at the Abakaliki Township Stadium on Saturday.
“ Let me use the opportunity to thank Dr. Sam Egwu who mediated on this before now. The NLC even suspected him that he was siding us. But I continue to say his action was born out of the experience of his former office.
“Let me thank the labour leaders for your commitment and for your understanding. You were pushing me because, you didn’t want workers to suspect you. Thank you for the wisdom you deployed in arriving at what we have today. And so let me announce on behalf of government of Ebonyi State, that effective from October 1st, we increase the salaries of Ebonyi workers by five per cent.”
The governor also said he would ensure the immediate release of workers promotion, assuring that the gratuities and arrears of all retired civil servants and public office holders are paid sooner.
He also pardoned 32 prisoners and commuted the death sentence of 14 others to life imprisonment, was full of praises for the founding fathers of the state.
While thanking the Governor, the chairman of the occasion, Most Rev. Christopher Edeh, praised him and urged the governor to put more effort in ensuring that the state is developed and the increasing poverty among the rich and the poor in the state is reduced. RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: email@example.com PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>