Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has approved an exit package of ₦10,000 for state workers.
Mr Umahi disclosed this on Monday in Abakaliki at the 2023 Workers Day celebration with the theme: “Workers’ Rights and Socio-economic Justice”.
Represented by his deputy, Kelechi Igwe, the governor said, “The exit package is also for local government workers, and that shall be added in their May salaries.”
Mr Umahi said his administration was worker-friendly, with a cordial relationship with public workers.
‘In my eight years in office, we can say that we have created over 65,000 direct and indirect jobs for the people.
“We have created four more federal institutions – David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences, David Umahi Federal Teaching Hospital, Muhammadu Buhari International Airport and Isu College of Education,” the governor said.
Mr Umahi said the creation meant more income tax from both federal and state employees, improved welfare of the people, more funds to the economy and increased commercial activities in Ebonyi.
The governor said he understood the significance of the 2023 Workers Day celebration all over the world.
“It reminds us of the ugly past where workers were dehumanised, and their rights and freedom denied them,” he said.
Oguguo Egwu, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said that there was a need for the government to engage more teachers, medical doctors and nurses.
Mr Egwu said that engaging more teachers in the state public and secondary schools would go a long way in enhancing the quality of education.