Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Sam Egwu Appoints To Resolve Salary Crisis In Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Government has set up a 35-man committee headed by a former governor of the state, Sam Egwu, to settle the crisis between it and labour unions over the payment of salaries in the state.

Governor Dave Umahi set up the committee during a stakeholders’ forum he convened to highlight the state’s financial position, a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emma Anya, said on Tuesday.
Umahi noted that the state’s allocation had dropped to an abysmal level as a result of the drop in oil prices.

“We are not at war with our workers; in the next two years, we shall turn Ebonyi to a success story. We are evaluating the salaries of our civil servants. About 662 fake workers and 20 non-existent schools have been uncovered in the state.Schools are in a sorry state and we will do empirical evaluations of the schools and hand them over to the missionaries,” Umahi was quoted as saying during the summit.

The governor said the drop in revenue demands that the state borrow an average of   N500m every month to pay salaries.
Umahi promised to abide by the decisions of the committee.
The governor, however, said by comparing the salary structure of other South-East states with that of Ebonyi, the demands of the labour unions were ‘strange’.
The Nigeria Labour Congress Chairman in the state, Mr. Ikechukwu Nwafor, said though the workers were ready to make sacrifices, the payment of the existing 50 per cent salary structure would improve workers’ welfare.

Egwu   urged the governor and the workers to work out modalities that would ensure an equitable compromise.
He said, “We have a very serious situation but I know Ebonyi indigenes will be ready to make sacrifices. The government has the responsibility of paying salaries and developing infrastructure and workers have a right to their wages. We, therefore, need to strike a balance.”

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