By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi

Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State has ordered the recruitment of 1454 workers to the state civil service system.

This was as he approved the increment of salaries of those who are in the system.

The development was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Jude Okpor while briefing journalists on the outcome of the executive council meeting.

Okpor said the council with Nwifuru as it’s Chairman, ordered that N10,000 be added into every worker’s salary in the state to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal.

He disclosed that the council set up committee to look into communal crises across the state with a view to resolving them.

“Exco deliberated on crises in some parts of the state and set up a committee with a view to resolving them. The committee is to look into the Ezza Effium and Effium crisis in Ohaukwu local government area, Isinkwo/Abaomege crisis in Onicha local government area, Amana/ Ikwo in Ezza South and Ikwo Local Government Area among other areas in the state that has a crisis.

“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.

“Water problems in the state came up for deliberation. After the deliberation, a matching order was given to the Commissioner for Water Resources in the state by His Excellency the Governor to get water running in all the streets of Abakaliki before the next EXCO meeting, His Excellency was made to understand the hardship people in the state capital are facing over the problem of water and resolved that it must come to an end”, he stated.

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