Unlike his colleagues in various states, Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, Tuesday, told civil servants to increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) to N3 billion before he could pay recently approved N30, 000 minimum wage.
Obiano, while addressing workers at the state secretariat during an event to mark civil service day, also assured workers he would pay beyond the recently approved N30,000 minimum wage if they help in exposing those “stealing” government money.
“In 2016, I increased your salary by 16 per cent without prompting, am I correct? What is important is that I did it without prompting and I encourage you to work hard to increase our IGR. If you increase my IGR to N3billion, I will increase your salaries again.
“I had already promised to pay your minimum wage, but beyond the minimum wage, if you increase my IGR to N3billion, I will increase your salaries again.
” I want you people to support our IGR drive. Report those stealing our money. If you do it, we will compensate you with higher salaries,” he stated.