The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has directed that all civil servants in the State be paid their November and December salaries together before December 10, 2022, as well as a bonus salary of N15,000 each in addition to their two months salary.
The governor made this announcement in a statement, on Friday, through his Media Aide, Cooks Oko, according to The Nation.
The statement, referencing the Accountant General of the State, Emeka Nwankwo that he had received the directive from the governor and began work to meet the deadline.
The Governor, according to the statement, noted that the gesture was to give Civil servants enough time and resources to plan ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays even though federation account allocations had not been timely recently.
The statement read in part, “The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi Nweze has directed that Overdraft facilities should be obtained from banks and that the State and Local Government Areas must pay November and December Salaries together with the Christmas bonus of Fifteen Thousand Naira to all Civil Servants by 10th December 2022”.
“This is to ensure that our Civil Servants have enough time to plan their Yuletide celebrations while also enjoying the holiday season.”
Umahi highlighted that this was in line with his avowed commitment to the welfare of workers, a gesture which he has always extended to Civil and Public servants in the State every year, right from the inception of his administration.
“These financial benefits are always complemented with other material gifts such as bags of rice,” he added.
According to the governor, he expects that these benevolence would further spur the workers to be more diligent and dedicated to their duties.