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Ebonyi workers receive assurance on salaries

06 January 2016, 09:20Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has assured workers their January salaries will be paid on the 15th.

Umahi gave the assurance in his country home in Uburu when the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress paid him New Year homage.

The governor noted that he had to step down every project last December to give junior workers 100 percent extra salary and 50 percent to senior workers.

He stated that the initial misunderstanding he had with the organized labour in the state “was brought by God himself because it made us to be on our toes.”

Umahi attributed the success so far recorded by his administration to God’s instruction, and promised workers of better welfare this New Year.

Also read: Rivers workers assured of salaries payment

“There is no way we will implement an N101 billion budget without the lives of workers changing. Absolutely, no way,” he stressed.

The governor maintained his commitment to implementing the 2016 budget to its entirety and assured that his fight against corruption in the state was total.

Umahi told the leadership of the organized labour that after the festive period, “we will try to organize properly and move together as a people.”

“I won’t forget your labour of love. I won’t forget your commitment and I won’t forget all the struggles. We do remember.”

Earlier, in his remark, the Chairman of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council, Comrade Ikechukwu Nwafor, said the delegation came to identify with the governor in this season of the yuletide.

“Labour cannot afford to celebrate this Christmas and New Year without coming to identify with this government and to pray that this year will be a better year for the government and workers of Ebonyi State.” 

- CAJ News


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