Ebonyi State government has commenced payment of the N30,000 new minimum wage to it’s workers
The payment which started on friday January 10, 2020 as he earlier promised, cuts across Civil servants in the State and the 13 Council Areas of the State.
Briefing journalists in Abakaliki, the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barrister Uchenna Orji, noted that the payment was in tandem with the agreement reached by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the State government, last year ending.
He maintained that the payment was in line with the Governor’s promise of improving the welfare and standard of living of workers at all levels.
Orji added that apart from the payment of the National Minimum Wage which commenced yesterday, all public office holders have so far received their salaries.
“I wish to use this medium to inform the general public of the payment of Minimum wage by the State government. The government has again kept it’s promise of paying minimum wage in the country. The first to pay in the Southeast geopolitical zone.
“He has not renege in his responsibility. The government negotiated with NLC and consensus was reached. He has paid the 13 LGA and State workers. In addition to the 13 month, he paid the minimum wage. He has the welfare of workers at heart. It will spur them to work better. He is taking the lead.”
The commissioner further disclosed that the State government has begun the inumeration of all unemployed Ebonyi citizens in order to make them self reliant.