Palliative: Ebonyi approves N10,000 increment in workers’ salary
The Ebonyi State Government has approved a salary increase of N10,000 for the state workers as a palliative to cushion the effect of the removal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirits (PMS) popularly known as petrol.
The Ebonyi Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Engr Jude Okpor disclosed this while briefing Journalists in Abakaliki, the State Capital on Friday.
Okpor while speaking on the outcome of the State Executive Council Meeting, chaired by the Ebonyi governor, Francis Nwifuru said the government has also approved the recruitment of 1,454 workers in the State.
“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,” he said.
“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 institution.
“The council also approved the employment of 1,454 into the state civil service to fill in vacancies created in the services over the years.”
According to him, the State Executive Council also deliberated on crises in some parts of the State and set up a committee with a view to resolving them as soon as possible.
Okpor added that the committee has been tasked to look into the Ezza Effium and Effium crisis in Ohaukwu local government area, Isinkwo/Abaomege crisis in Onicha local government area, Amana/ Ikwo in Ezza South and Ikwo Local Government Area among other areas in the state that has a crisis.
“His Excellency, the Governor also suggested that only people of unquestionable character and proven integrity will be nominated into the committee,” he said.
At the federal level, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said N8,000 will be paid to 12 million Nigerian families for six months from a World Bank loan to cushion the effects of petrol subsidy removal.
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