Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi state like his Rivers State Counterpart has approved N100, 000 for all civil servants in the State as Christmas bonus
Nwifuru announced this during the Renewed Hope Initiative Elderly Support Scheme Christmas Party sponsored by the wife of the President, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, which took place at the Ecumenical Center Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The governor emphasized that the resources of the state belongs to the people and won’t be allowed to continue to suffer in poverty.
He said: “I have decided to take a good step, it is hard but we must do it. The workers of this state must live like others in this Christmas period. In this season you need to bless your neighbor, you need to be a blessing to your home.
“And as a leader of the state, it is necessary to be a blessing in the homes of everyone in this state. I cannot say that I’m doing this because it is not my personal money, it is the money of the state that I am using, which I was elected to manage.
“And I have resolved with the caucus and principal officers of government, since I came in, that workers in Ebonyi state should have something to celebrate.
“I’m going to have meeting with local government chairmen, and every worker in this state must get 100,000 naira as Christmas gift including a bag of rice” he stated.
Earlier in a remark, the wife of the governor, Mrs Uzoamaka Mary-Maudline Nwifuru who represented the wife of the president, said that the scheme is targeted to support two hundred and fifty vulnerable elderly citizens aged 65 and above in all the 36 states of the Federation, the federal Capital Territory and Veterans from the Defence and Police officers ‘ Wives Association.
Recall that Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara had earlier this week approved the sum of One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100, 000) as Christmas bonus for the state’s civil servants on the state payroll.
Warisenibo Joe Johnson, Commissioner for information, confirmed the Christmas bonus to PM News.
Johnson stated that Gov. Fubara gave the approval on Tuesday for immediate implementation to enable the civil servants to have a wonderful yuletide celebration.