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Anambra to pay new minimum wage in July

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Willie Obiano

Anambra State workers would from July this year begin to earn a new minimum wage. 

The Commissioner for Information, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, who announced this during his first post exco  press briefing at the Government House, Awka, said that although the minimum wage would have taken off in April, the state had to wait for the Federal Government pronouncement on the issue, so it would not work against the laws of the nation.

He also announced that Anambra is set to launch a 50-year development plan for a sustainable development of the state. 

The Commissioner said a committee to handle the take off and running of the development plan would be inaugurated within the next two weeks.

He said the state would witness faster growth and asked for the cooperation of all and sundry in order to enable Governor Willie Obiano realise his development goal in the state. 

He said although the governor achieved a lot in his first tenure, he has plans to make Anambra the most competitive state in the country.

Adinuba said that the secretariat in Awka would soon wear a new look, while two bridges would be constructed at the Regina Ciely Junction in Awka and at Orumbanasa area of the state adding that the Orumbanasa bridge would be a military bridge.

The state government, he said, had also decided to dualise the Awka road in Onitsha and warned that street trading in Onitsha would no longer be tolerated.

He said the local council election was stalled by litigation pending in the court adding that as soon as they were discharged , the election would be conducted.


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