Breaking: Jubilation in Ebonyi as Umahi sets January date for minimum wage pay



state civil servants are now wearing smiles on their faces after Governor David Umahi their January will kick-off payment miimum wage pay.

The governor also said the would be paid as soon as January 10, 2020.

In statement, Umahi said the new table agreed upon between the Organised Labour in the state and his administration will be used in the payment.

The is an on the previous policy of paying workers their from the 15th of every month.

The statement signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Media, Francis Nwaze, said the early payment was to give workers smooth start as they return to work from the holidays.

According to Nwaze, the governor directed that the state Accountant General and all the Chairmen should seek for overdraft facilities from banks to enable them pay the new wages on time.

The statement reads: “In compliance with the Governor’s approval to commence the payment of new to Civil Servants effective from January 1, 2020 in State and his commitment and love for the good people of State which translate to his continued effort in ensuring that dividends of cut across all and sundry, the Governor of State, His Excellency, Chief Engr. David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE, has graciously directed the State Accountant General and all the LGAs Chairmen in the state to seek for overdraft and ensure the payment of the new to Civil Servants by 10th January, 2020”.

“The above is to give smooth start to workers who must have made expenses during the yuletide period.”

government and the Organised Labour in the state had in December 2019 signed an agreement on the new .

The agreement followed months of negotiations between the Joint Negotiating Council and the State Government on the new especially on consequently increment table to be used.

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