Jubilation As Ebonyi Gov Announces N10,000 Addition to Workers’ Salary, Details Emerge

Jubilation As Ebonyi Gov Announces N10,000 Addition to Workers’ Salary, Details Emerge

  • Ebonyi civil servants have been greeted with a cash gift to celebrate the International Workers' Day
  • The state government led by Governor Francis Nwifuru confirmed this development on Wednesday at the Pa Oruta Ngele Stadium in Abakaliki
  • This is the second time Ebonyi workers are getting a salary raise in less than one year of the Nwifuru-led administration

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

On Wednesday, May 1, Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi state, announced an additional N10,000 to the salary of the state workers.

Ebonyi govt increases workers' salary, gives 1 major reason
Governor Nwifuru increases Ebonyi workers’ salary by N10,000. Photo credit: Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru
Source: Facebook

As reported by Channels TV, the governor made the announcement during the 2024 Workers Day celebration held at Pa Oruta Ngele Stadium in Abakaliki, the state capital.

Recall that in July 2023, barely one month in office, Governor Nwifuru added N10,000 to the salaries of the Ebonyi state workers and noted that he would prioritise the welfare of the state workers.

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In his address on Wednesday to mark the 2024 Workers Day celebration, Nwifuru emphasised that civil servants have remained partners in progress, The Punch reported.

He added that his administration will continue to sustain and deepen the existing friendly working environment and industrial harmony, aimed at increasing productivity of workforce in particular and improving good governance.

Nigerians react as Ebonyi workers get N10k

Nigerians took to the comment section on X and reacted to Governor Nwifuru's gesture. Legit.ng captured some of the opinions below.

@michaelEnwankwo tweeted:

"Hmmmm. Not bad for a State like Ebonyi."

@NelsonClin22787 tweeted:

"Kudos to Ebonyi state government."

@jidifeanyi tweeted:

"Imagine the insults. I don't blame the governors but NLC."

@Unwanaassam1 tweeted:

"This guy is a joke."

@just_sugar99 tweeted:

"Can it buy a complete meal for family people."

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Ebonyi workers get N100,000 as Christmas bonus

Meanwhile, Governor Francis Nwifuru on Thursday, December 21, 2023, approved N100,000 as a Christmas bonus for civil servants.

Nwifuru made this known while addressing stakeholders and elders of the state during the flag-off of the pet project of the wife of the president, Oluremi Tinubu, which took place at the ecumenical centre in Abakaliki.

In a statement signed by Dr Monday Uzor, the governor's chief press secretary, and shared on Facebook, Nwifuru emphasised that the state's resources belong to the people, and as a result, they won’t be allowed to continue to suffer in poverty.

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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