Ebonyi Workers Hold Solidarity Road Walk, Thank Gov. Nwifuru for Christmas Bonus

- By Joyce Onuora, Abakaliki

Ebonyi workers Tuesday 16th January 2024, embarked on solidarity walk to appreciate Governor Francis Nwifuru for the payment of Christmas bonus in December 2023.

The workers who took off from Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki, marched through Spera in Deo, Vanco Junction, Ogoja road to International Market chanting solidarity songs to appreciate their Governor.

Addressing the workers through the press in his office, Governor Francis Nwifuru said he was overwhelmed by the show of solidarity and gratitude towards his modest efforts to improve the welfare of  workers.

"Sincerely I want to tell you that I am challenged by the level of appreciation you have shown me today", Governor Nwifuru remarked.

While maintaining his stance in delivering the social contract he signed with Ebonyians, assuring the civil servants of his government's readiness to always give accelerated attention to the welfare of workers.

The State Chief Executive urged them to close ranks and work for the interest of the state.

"When I came to power, I was challenged by the level of poverty in this state "

"And I want to tell you for some of you who know me, I don't  believe in praises, we must work together to develop our dear state. "

Earlier, the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress Ebonyi State Chapter, Professor Ogugua Egwu and his Trade Union Counterpart, Comrade Chidi Igboji also commended the Governor for "paying gratuities and pensions, Christmas bonus and other benefits to Ebonyi workers, being the first of it's kind since the creation of the State.

They  described the governor as a man with renewed hope and renewed energy; while congratulating him for his victory at the supreme Court.

It would be recalled that Governor Nwifuru had during the Christmas season approved the payment of a hundred thousand across all state's workforce even as he had increased the salaries of workers a month after the assumption of office. END

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