Ebonyi Workers Demand Agro-Support, Celebrate N10,000 Salary Increment


By Adadareporters

Civil servants employed by the government of Ebonyi State, weekend, expressed gratitude to the state government for improving their monthly salary by N100, 000.

One of them, Nkem Nweke, said the gesture would cushion the harsh impacts of the removal of fuel subsidy by the Tinubu government.

“We thank our governor,” Nweke said, adding that, “We are awaiting its implementation. But we have seen that there are better days ahead.”

Oliver Ukpor, however, said more interventions are still needed. According to him, “Ebonyi is an agrarian state. We want the state government to provide us fertilisers and agro chemicals to enhance our agro-productivity. It will help provide us food in the face of the prevailing hardship we are facing under Tinubu’s government.”

Recall that the state commissioner for informationrmation and orientation, Mr Jude Okpor, told newmen that the approval was part of the outcomes at the state Executive Council meeting in Abakaliki.

According to him, the approval was to cushion the effect of subsidy removal on the workers. The council also approved the employment of one thousand, four hundred and fifty four workers to fill vacant positions in the state civil service.

The council also set up three committees to look into the communal crisis between Effuim and Ezza Effium communities, Ishinkwo and Abomege as well as Amana/Ikwo in Ezza South and Ikwo LGAs of the state.

On the water crisis in Abakaliki, Mr Okpor said Governor Francis Nwifuru gave a matching order to the commissioner for water resources to ensure that ‘water starts running in the state capital before the next Executive Council meeting’.

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