Ebonyi workers to receive salaries January 15
In keeping with his promise to accord priority to the welfare of workers,
the Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, has assured workers that
their January salaries would be paid on the 15th.
Umahi gave the assurance in his country home, Uburu when the leadership
of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress paid him New
The governor, who noted that he had to step down every project last
December to give junior workers 100% extra salary and 50% to senior
workers, said “in the next 13 days workers will receive salary for
He stated that the initial misunderstanding he had with the organized
labour in the state “was brought by God himself because it made us to be
on our toes.”
Umahi attributed the success so far recorded by his administration to
God's instruction, and promised workers of better welfare this New Year.
“There is no how we will implement an N101bn budget without the lives of
workers changing, absolutely, no how,” he stressed.
The governor maintained his commitment to implementing the 2016
budget 100%, and assured that his fight against corruption in the state
Umahi told the leadership of the organized labour that after the festive
period, “we will try to organize properly and move together as a people.”
He added, “I won't forget your labour of love; I won't forget your
commitment and I won't forget all the struggles. We do remember.”
Earlier, in his remark, the Chairman of the Joint Public Service
Negotiating Council, Comrade Ikechukwu Nwafor, said the delegation came
to identify with the governor in this season of the Yuletide.
Nwafor said, “Labour cannot afford to celebrate this Christmas and New
Year without coming to identify with this government and to pray that this
year will be a better year for the government and workers of Ebonyi
Meanwhile, Umahi has appealed to the people of Ohaozara Local Government
Area to unite to attain greater heights this year.
Speaking when the stakeholders of Okposi Okwu and Mgbom Okposi autonomous
communities visited him, the governor regretted that the seed of disunity
caused by some disgruntled politicians had robbed the area of meaningful
Umahi informed the stakeholders that the street light project of the state
government would be extended to Okposi while the Okposi-Ugwulangwu-
Ukawu road would be constructed.
He stressed the intention of his administration to develop the salt
deposits in the area into modern salt factories as soon as the necessary
tests were carried out to ascertain
their quantity and quality.
The governor also announced that all issues relating to “Ezeship” of
Okposi Okwu has been put on hold pending the burial of a former Minister
of Education, the late Dr.Igwe Aja Nwachukwu.
He warned the youth against cultism, stating that his administration would
not fail to prosecute anyone found to be involved in activities that
negated the peace of the area.
Governor Umahi later took some time out to inspect the on-going
construction of the Amasiri- Okposi-Uburu Road.
He directed the construction company (Conrock Nigeria Ltd…) to stop
further work on the road, pending its deployment of four bulldozers, three
graders, ten tipping trucks and four water tankers to the site.
The governor warned that if after 10 days the contractor failed to meet
his directive, he would terminate the contract.
Governor Umahi also inspected the failed “Akwa Etiti” bridge which links
Amangwu Edda in Afikpo South Local Government Area and Amasiri in Afikpo
He said that construction of another bridge would commence in the next
weeks to save the people of the area from being cut off totally from the
rest of the world.
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