Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki
The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, has directed that all civil servants in the State be paid their November and December salaries together before December 10, 2022.
The Governor also directed that all Civil Servants should be paid a bonus salary of N15,000 each, in addition to their two months salary paid together.
The information is contained in a statement by the Media Aide to the governor, Chooks Oko.
The statement quoted the Accountant General of the State, Emeka Nwankwo, as having confirmed receiving the Governor’s directive and putting plans in motion to meet the deadline.
The Governor, according to the statement, noted that the gesture was to give Civil servants enough time and resources to plan ahead of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
The statement said the directive is in keeping with the State Government’s social contract with the civil servants to ensure that they enjoy the holiday season despite the late arrival of FAAC allocations to the state in recent months.
“The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Nweze Umahi has directed that overdraft facilities should be obtained from banks and that the state and local government areas must pay November and December salaries together with the Christmas bonus of Fifteen Thousand Naira to all civil servants by 10th December 2022.”
“This is to ensure that our civil servants have enough time to plan their Yuletide celebrations while also enjoying the holiday season.”
Mr Oko noted that Governor Umahi, in line with his avowed commitment to the welfare of workers, has always extended these gestures to civil and public servants in the state every year, right from the inception of his administration.
“These financial benefits are always complemented with other material gifts such as bags of rice,” he said.
The statement said it is expected that these benevolence from the Governor would further spur the workers to be more diligent and dedicated to their duties.