Economic Hardship: Jubilation As Abia Govt Approves N35,000 Wage Award for Workers

Economic Hardship: Jubilation As Abia Govt Approves N35,000 Wage Award for Workers

  • The governor of Abia state, Alex Otti, has made his position known on the N35,000 wage award approved by the federal government
  • Otti told Labour executives who visited him recently that his administration is considering implementing the wage award for Abia workers
  • The governor noted that this was part of his administration's effort to cushion the harsh effect of the hardship in the country occasioned by Tinubu's economic policy

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Abia state, Umuahia - Governor Alex Otti of Abia state said that his administration is considering implementing the N35,000 wage award approved by the federal government for workers.

Governor Alex Otti, Abia state, Abia NLC, FG, N35,000 wage award
Governor Otti is considering the implementation of the N35,000 wage award for Abia workers. Photo credit: Alex C. Otti
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Otti made this assertion on Monday, March 4, when he received executive members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Abia State Council, who were on a working visit.

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He disclosed that a committee had been set up to that effect, and it had submitted its first report, The Nation reported.

Dr. Otti, however, said he had directed the committee to deepen its work and report to him. He added that he had instructed the finance commissioner to look at the discriminatory salary structure for health workers, as it concerned Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHES).

Abia NLC lists demands

Meanwhile, the state chairman of the NLC, Ogbonnaya Okoro, appealed to the governor to consider implementing the N35,000 wage bill approved for workers by the federal government, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

He also urged Governor Otti to address the high-handedness of some government appointees against civil servants and offset salary arrears ranging from three to 30 months owed workers by the previous administration headed by Okezie Ikpeazu.

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FG to share N25k monthly to Nigerians

In a similar development, Legit.ng reported earlier that Wale Edun, the coordinating minister of the economy and minister of finance, revealed that the Nigerian government would empower 15 million households with N25,000 per month.

This is part of the government's efforts to lessen the economic hardship experienced by Nigerians.

Edun noted that it was part of government efforts to lessen the economic hardship experienced by Nigerians.

According to him, those who will benefit will be particularly the vulnerable and impoverished.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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