- 2020 will definitely be a properous year for civil servants in Enugu state
- This is as Governor David Umahi has ordered the payment of the new minimum wage from Friday, January 10
- Umahi said that the order will help workers in the state resume work on a happy and smooth note
Civil servants in Enugu will from Friday, January 10, begin to receive the new minimum wage as directed by the state governor, David Umahi.
Umahi said that the move will give workers in the state a fresh start in the new year as they resume their duties after the holidays, The Nation reports.
According to the directive of the state government, local chairmen are should seek for overdraft facilities from banks to enable them pay the new wages without delay.
The directive, contained in a statement reads: “In compliance with the governor’s approval to commence the payment of new minimum wage to civil servants effective from January 1, 2020 in Ebonyi state and his commitment and love for the good people of Ebonyi state.
"The governor of Ebonyi state, his excellency, David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE, has graciously directed the state Accountant general and all the LGAs chairmen in the state to seek for overdraft and ensure the payment of the new minimum wage to civil servants by 10th January, 2020.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Umahi had assured residents of the state that an older person would not succeed him as governor of the state.
Umahi, while receiving members of the state's executive council on Sunday, December 29, said he will not support anyone above his age limit to be elected as governor of Ebonyi state in 2023.
The council members led by the deputy governor, Kelechi Igwe, met at the governor's country home in Uburu, Ohaozara local government area during the yuletide.
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