Subsidy Removal: Ebonyi Gov Auguments Workers Salary

By Celestine Okeh, Abakalik

Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi has announced the addition of #10,000 to the workers salary in the state, to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.

The Commissioner for information and state orientation, Engr Jude Okpor, disclosed this while briefing Journalist on the outcome of Thursday's State Executive Council meeting held at the new EXCO Chambers, Ochudo centenary city, Abakaliki.

Engr Okpor also disclosed that the state Governor equally mandated the Secretary to the state Government, Prof Grace Umezuruike to look into the financial status of the state owned University and see how Government can come in.

"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".

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