Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, on Saturday announced a five percent increase of workers’ salaries in the state from October, 2016.
He timed the announcement to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the state’s creation and Nigeria’s 56th independence anniversary.
Ebonyi was created in 1996 by Sani Abacha, Nigeria’s former head of state, alongside five other states.
Speaking at the Abakiliki Township Stadium in the state capital, Gov. Umahi announced the recall of sacked workers of the Ebonyi State College of Education and 37 staff of Ebonyi State Environmental Protection Agency (EBSEPA) who were sacked following the proscription of the law that created the agency.
He also announced that the freeze on promotions in the civil service has now been lifted.
The governor also said his administration has mapped out funds to give to workers as soft loans to start up agricultural ventures of their choices, adding that interested workers will get up to N200,000 loan.