In a bid to cushion the effect of the current economic hardship caused by the removal of subsidy on petrol, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru, on Friday announced that workers in the state will start receiving a N10,000 increase in their salaries.
The Governor made this known following an approval by the State Executive Council (EXCO) at its meeting on July 13, 2023.
According to the Governor, the increase was in line with his administration’s commitment to improving the welfare of civil servants.
Also, 1,454 indigenes in the state have been employed into the state’s civil service.
The statement reads, “EMPLOYMENT OF CIVIL SERVANTS AND INCREMENT OF WORKERS’ SALARIES
“The State Executive Council Meeting of July 13, 2023 received a report from the Head of Service on areas we need to employ Ebonyians into various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of the State Civil Service.
“Accordingly, EXCO has approved the employment of 1,454 Ebonyians into the State Civil Service. Additionally, EXCO has as well approved the increase of salaries of our Civil Servants by Ten Thousand Naira (N10,000.00), each.”