Ebonyi State Governor, Dr David Umahi has directed the state civil to begin new minimum wage payment in the state from January 10.
The governor in a statement said the new Minimum Wage table agreed upon between the organised labour in the state and his administration will be used in the payment.
The directive is an improvement on the previous policy of paying workers their salary from the 15th of every month.
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In the statement signed by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Media, Francis Nwaze, the governor said the early payment was meant to give workers a smooth start as they return to work from the holidays.
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According to Nwaze, the governor directed that the state Accountant General and all the local government chairmen should seek overdraft facilities from banks to enable them pay the new wages on time.