ENUGU STATE GOVT. ABSORBS 80 ESWAMA ADHOC WORKERS, APPROVES FUNDS FOR RURAL ROAD
The Enugu State Government has approved over ₦49 million for erosion control measures at Umuabi-Obinagu Road in Udi Local Government Area.
Addressing journalists after the State Executive Council meeting held at the Government House Enugu, the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Greg Nnaji, said they would embark on the construction to check the almost demarcated road.
He said the project would be strictly an earth work and construction of drainage to check the erosion.
The Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Mr. Emeka Okeke, revealed that the Council resolved to set up a panel of enquiry to investigate the acts and conducts of the traditional ruler of Amaetiti-Achi in Oji River Local Government Area, Igwe Edmund Onyefuru.
According to him, several petitions had been written against him by his people, which state that his conduct was inconsistent with peace, order and good governance in the community.
Ogbo Asogwa in company of the State Chairmen of the Trade Union Congress, TUC and Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Igbokwe Chukwuma Igbokwe and Comrade Virginus Nwobodo said the Council approved the setting aside of ₦100 million every month for the gradual payment of gratuities to the State’s retired civil servants.
Also, Mr. Asogwa said the Council approved the payment of non-remitted National Housing Funds deduction made from workers’ salaries between 2000 and 2004, which was over ₦82 million.
They added that it was agreed that the payment would be made in three equal installments within eight months, while the payment of gratuities takes effect from May 2018.
The leaders of the organized labour announced that the Biometric Capturing of 80 workers of the Enugu State Waste Management Authority, ESWAMA, absorbed into the State Civil Service was equally approved to take effect from May.