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Verification: Any Worker Cleared Should Be Paid Salary Immediately, Nwifuru Tells NULGE

Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State has directed that any Local Government worker cleared in the ongoing verification of workers in the LG system in the state should be paid salary immediately.

Nwifuru who gave this directive on Tuesday said the welfare of workers remains one of the priorities of his administration.

Speaking in his office at the new government house, Abakaliki when he played host to the State Executive of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE).

He noted that the Local system as the third tier of government was germane to the development of the state because of its closeness to the people.

The Governor expressed satisfaction with the level of support from Ebonyi workers during electioneering and urged NULGE to continue to lend their support to the policies and programmes of the government.

“I commend you for showing good understanding with the State Government in the ongoing verification of Staff across all Local Government Areas and be assured of regular promotion of Civil Servants. I directed that each of the staff cleared by the verification committee should receive his or her salaries immediately ”

The State President, Comrade Stanley Ewah while disclosing the intention of NULGE to invest the Governor as their Grand Patron, announced the Conferment of “Ohamadike 1 of NULGE on the Governor.

He solicited an improved welfare package for workers in the Local Government System under the present administration.

The Governor earlier received the Ebonyi Council of Elders led by Chief Ben Okah where he commended them for their contributions to the development of the State and for insistence on equity during the recent Governorship election.

“I am delighted because you have shown alot of commitment to the development of the State, you Distinguished yourselves, and the collective development of our dear State has taken the centre stage of all your dealings.

“The face of Abakaliki has been lifted, how do we maintain them, that is the question, how do we make Ebonyi the pride of South East, that is the idea behind our choice of Cabinet members.

“As elders, we need your support, we need your counsel, we need your prayers, when you see us going wrong, call us back and guide us aright, we need you and we are lucky to have you, be very much proactive, just open your heart and give us the advice that we need.”

The Chairman of the Council of Elders, Chief Ben Okah has while congratulating the Governor on his swearing-in, enjoined him to remain focused in delivering on his manifesto to the people.

“We have studied your manifesto carefully and we have seen that you are primed to take Ebonyi State to greater heights through even development of all sectors of the state both in administration and in projects implementation.

“We are here to declare our full support to your good intentions for Ebonyi State in ensuring that your aspirations and that of all of us come to fruition.

“As a young Governor and probably the youngest in Nigeria, we know that the zeal and energy you invested during the campaign will be sustained throughout your tenure.

“Already your footsteps and pronouncements within this one month have shown explicitly that the direction is for prosperity and peace.”

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