The Enugu State Government led by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has approved 13th month salary for the state’s civil service to celebrate the Xmas and New Year.
The approval of the Christmas bonus followed a meeting between the leadership of the Organized Labour in the state and the Council held at the Government House, Enugu.
Briefing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the state Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Virginus Nwobodo, said the gesture was unprecedented in the history of the state.
Nwobodo commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the offer, which he said was a surprise package borne out of his magnanimity and an incentive to motivate workers to discharge their duties efficiently.
The Labour leader urged workers in the state to reciprocate the gesture by putting in their best to increase productivity.
Also speaking, the state Chairman of Trade Union Congress, Comrade Chukwuma Igbokwe, said that the beauty of the offer was that the workers never asked or agitated for it.
He said: â€œIt was freely given to us and because of that, it is another milestone in the administration of Governor Ugwuanyi, who is always passionate about workersâ€™ welfare.â€
Igbokwe maintained that the leadership of the union and the workers would continue to appreciate the gesture and reciprocate by discharging their responsibilities for the growth and development of the state.
He said: â€œOur prayer is that the state will continue to improve and increase its revenue so that more things will come the way of the workers.â€
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