Happy days seem to lie ahead for civil servants in Ebonyi state, South-Eastern Nigeria, as they are to be paid the new minimum wage by January 10.
The state Governor Dave Umahi gave the directive, which was contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant (SA) on Media, Mr. Francis Nwaze.
The Governor directed the state Accountant-General and all Local Government Area (LGA) chairmen to ensure the payment.
According to him, the payment was to offer a good start of the year to Ebonyi workers who must have spent a lot during the yuletide.
“This is in compliance with the governor’s approval to commence the payment of the new minimum wage to civil servants effective from January 1, 2020 and his commitment and love for Ebonyi people.
“The state Accountant-General and all Local Government Area chairmen in the state are directed to seek overdraft and ensure the payment of the new minimum wage to workers by January 10, 2020,” Nwaze read.
Amaka E. Nliam