By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi
Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State has promised civil servants in the state of regular promotions assuring that their welfare would remain one of the priorities of his administration.
Governor Nwifuru also directed that any Local Government worker cleared in the ongoing verification of all workers in the LG system in the state be paid salary immediately.
The Governor who spoke on Tuesday, in his office at the new government house, Abakaliki, when he received he State Executive of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) said the welfare of workers remains one of the priorities of his administration.
He noted that the Local system as the third tier of government was germane to the development of the state because of its closeness to the people.
The Governor expressed satisfaction with the level of support from Ebonyi workers during electioneering and urged NULGE to continue to lend their support to the policies and programmes of the government.
“I commend you for showing good understanding with the State Government in the ongoing verification of Staff across all Local Government Areas and be assured of regular promotion of Civil Servants. I directed that each of the staff cleared by the verification committee should receive his or her salaries immediately ”
Earlier in his remark, the State President, Comrade Stanley Ewah while disclosing the intention of NULGE to invest the Governor as their Grand Patron, announced the Conferment of “Ohamadike 1 of NULGE on the Governor.
He solicited an improved welfare package for workers in the Local Government System under the present administration.