Again, a Nigerian governor has proven that the problem of state governors on salaries is not that there is no money, but placing priority right.
This is what the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has demonstrated by going beyond the usual of ensuring that the state workers get their December salaries and paying them extra one month salary, coined, thirteenth month, as Christmas bonus.
The report below captured the excitement of workers over it.
Workers of Enugu State confirmed receipt of the 13th month salary as 2018 Christmas bonus on Monday, from Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration.
Confirming the news, the Chairman of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Enugu State Council, Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe disclosed that “some workers started calling me this evening that they have received alert for the 13th month salary”.
The elated labour leader had in a letter issued to Gov. Ugwuanyi, today, which was co-signed by his secretary, Comrade Benneth Asogwa, appreciated the governor’s “magnanimity for the approval and payment of the 13th month salary (Christmas bonus) to the civil servants and workers of the state-owned parastatals in Enugu State”.
They stated that the Congress was delighted that “for the first time the state-owned parastatals will be paid 13th month salary alongside their colleges in the civil service”.
The Congress noted that the governor’s kind gesture towards the civil/public servants of the state has “demonstrated your continuous love for the workers of Enugu State by putting smiles on their faces in this Christmas season”.
They therefore, pledged their unflinching support for the success of his administration.
Truly, Enugu State is in the hands of God.
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