Ebonyi State Government has approved 100 percent one month salary bonus for civil servants below grade level six for the month of December 2015.
Chairman, Junior Workers Association of the state, Comrade Uguru Uchenna disclosed this yesterday at a rally held to express thanks to the state governor, Engineer David Umahi, for approving the packages for the junior workers.
The workers numbering over 600 met at the Women Development Centre, Abakaliki, declaring that the governor’s approval of capacity building workshops for them was an indication that he was disposed to giving them sustainable growth in their career.
In their address read by Uchenna, the workers noted that even as they await the welfare packages the government has for the workers, they were appreciative of the steady payment of workers’ salaries in the state despite dwindling federal allocations.
“The quantum of sacrifices being made by the government is noted. Uphill now members of the state executive council, members of boards and members of the state house of assembly have not been given official cars, yet roads are steadily being constructed, street lights being extended to various sections of the capital city and the water reticulation is ongoing.
“There are pieces of evidence of cuts in governance cost to ensure that funds are saved for development purposes,” they stated.
“We are observant of the administration’s disposition to fiscal
responsibility, which ensured that the bailout fund from the federal government was not diverted to any other thing. We are further encouraged by the decision of the government to revert to the old levies just because our people cried out against the recent increment in taxes in the state that was hijacked by some unpatriotic elements. That shows the administration as a listening one and for these reasons, we have resolved to be patient with the government.”
The governor, who was represented by the state
president of National Youth Council of Nigeria,NYCN, Elder Sam Igwe, explained that for the reason that the junior workers were the leaders of tomorrow, there was the dire need to ensure that they should be positioned to ensure better future of the state.
He said that the government would continue to provide better working conditions for the state’s workforce, noting that the success or failure of any administration had much to do with the output from the workforce.

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